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 Butch navigates his broad shoulders through the maze that is his cramped garage, past his freshly blessed boat, a freezer filled with bluefin tuna steaks, a 1966 Volvo up on blocks and two more boats. Steven E. Banks, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 The menu is straight forward, with a selection of caviar and a raw bar section featuring dishes like bluefin tuna with tomato jelly, the beef tartare with yuzu and oysters. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Red Light’s Jason Colton and his family stopped by as share-plates of bluefin tuna were distributed to say hello to old friends. Jeff Miller, Variety, 16 Apr. 2022 Both have plans to produce cell-cultured bluefin tuna, a fish that was classed as endangered until numbers began increasing in the last decade. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 The experience begins with warm surimono (clear fish soup) before a sashimi platter which includes bluefin tuna chutoro, kanburi (winter yellow tail), hirame kobujime (fluke), and Kumamoto oysters topped with caviar. Cheryl Tiu, Forbes, 22 Dec. 2021 But over the past decade, marine species such as bluefin tuna and swordfish have gone commercially extinct, populations of many other fish species have declined, and jellyfish have mobbed the coastline, all symptoms of an ailing ecosystem. Jenna Scatena, The Atlantic, 18 Dec. 2021 Synthetic tuna would remove most of those steps while coming close to the real thing; Finless Foods, based in California, is already developing cultured bluefin tuna meat. Amy Webb, Wired, 1 Dec. 2021 Friday, more than 95 miles off the San Diego coast, as the boat chasing bluefin tuna east of an area known as Tanner Bank bobbed along the edge of a watery wilderness. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bluefin tuna

1909, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Bluefin tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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