bluefin tuna

blue·​fin tuna | \ ˈblü-ˌfin- How to pronounce bluefin tuna (audio) \

Definition of bluefin tuna

: a very large tuna (Thunnus thynnus) that is an important food and game fish

called also bluefin

Examples of bluefin tuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Catching bluefin tuna requires specialized trolling skills where anglers run their boats at 5 and 6 mph, trailing giant skirted jigs and other lures, often far behind their boats. Tom Stienstra,, "Rare, giant bluefin tuna off Half Moon Bay have turned the fishing world upside down," 4 Aug. 2020 Sasaki has wanted to open a restaurant based on tuna belly for ages — but not the fatty toro from bluefin tuna that’s prized in sushi restaurants. Janelle Bitker,, "Tuna belly burger restaurant Masabaga opens in Oakland," 9 July 2020 Off the eastern coast of Australia, officials use data from tagged fish and a computer model to predict where southern bluefin tuna are swimming, reducing the unintended catch of other species (a problem known as bycatch). Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, "Marine parks need to move along with the animals they’re protecting," 21 Jan. 2020 Being part of a fee-paying club adds an aura of exclusivity that may play well with Chinese shoppers, particularly when the Shanghai store offers high-end products such as Maine lobsters, bluefin tuna and Birkin bags. Washington Post, "Don’t Discount Costco’s Chances in China," 28 Aug. 2019 Hiles dashed from the cabin to find one rod bent over, line screaming from the reel, as what would be the large bluefin tuna made a mad dash for the ocean floor a mile below the Toro. Doug Howlett, Field & Stream, "The Story Behind the New Record Bluefin Tuna," 21 Feb. 2020 Local chef José Pereira combines Azorean ingredients with Japanese techniques: wild line-caught bluefin tuna sashimi and creamy local limpets served with yuzu soy. Trish Lorenz, Condé Nast Traveler, "Portugal's Azores Islands Are Still a Wild Paradise," 7 Feb. 2020 Shaved zucchini salad, bluefin tuna tartar, and thin crust pizzas are cooked to order., "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 Western Atlantic bluefin tuna used to be the poster child for overfishing. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bluefin tuna

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluefin tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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