bluefin tuna


blue·​fin tuna ˈblü-ˌfin- How to pronounce bluefin tuna (audio)
: 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 But Braun said that bluefin tuna, commonly fished off the Massachusetts coast, have already started migrating northward, and shortfin mako sharks are expected to follow suit by the end of the century. Sarah Raza,, 9 Aug. 2023 Bluefish Not to be confused with bluefin tuna, raw bluefish is more of light purple than a deep red. Paul Kita, Men's Health, 29 Aug. 2023 Up to 96% of the population of bluefin tuna in the region are gone, for example. Time, 24 Aug. 2023 Though one species, the Atlantic blue marlin, may gain 5 percent to 8 percent suitable habitat, most species could lose around 40 percent of their habitat, with Atlantic bluefin tuna and shortfin mako shark potentially losing upward of 60 percent, according to the study. Sarah Raza,, 9 Aug. 2023 Muscular and ferocious, the bluefin tuna has long been a top choice of anglers and chefs, who prize the fight and the flavor of its warm-blooded deep red flesh. Clea Simon,, 13 July 2023 Because of its popularity worldwide, overfishing in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans has made the bluefin tuna now an endangered species. Josie Goodrich, USA TODAY, 7 July 2023 And the raw bar would go on to offer such fanciful starters as bluefin tuna splashed with ginger-lime vinaigrette and presented in shiso wraps. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2023 In the nineteen-sixties, when Al Anderson was a young man fishing for striped bass on the Atlantic coast, bluefin tuna were a nuisance, if an impressive one. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bluefin tuna was in 1909

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“Bluefin tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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