bluefin tuna

noun
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 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 Featured fish range from tuna, salmon and shrimp to harder-to-find selections including bluefin tuna and whole live baby abalone. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Nobu opens soon in Scottsdale. Here's the menu and everything you need to know," 23 Jan. 2020 Some companies like Just are working on growing familiar meats like turkey, pork, chicken and beef, while others are working on exotic options like foie gras, bluefin tuna and even mouse meat for pet food. Jenny Splitter / Photography Kelsey Mcclellan, Popular Mechanics, "Please Don't Call This Cultured Nugget "Lab Meat"," 20 Dec. 2019 Big-game fishermen who went after yellowfin and bluefin tuna and billfish put the J.A Coxe 12/0 to good use starting in the 1920s. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, "12 Awesome, Old-School Reels That Changed How We Fish," 22 Nov. 2019 The population of Pacific bluefin tuna, for instance, has plunged 97 percent from historic levels due to rampant overfishing of one of the ocean’s most ecologically and economically valuable top predators. National Geographic, "The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it," 8 Oct. 2019 Conservation of the Atlantic bluefin tuna has long been a subject of international debate, and sometimes discord. San Diego Union-Tribune, "As bluefin recover, a new fight about how to fish for them," 25 Sep. 2019 Read more — including the restaurant’s response to the question of its bluefin tuna’s sustainability. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: California State University system accused of hiding $1.5 billion," 21 June 2019 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. Nisha Gopalan, Fortune, "Why Costco Might Survive China’s Rocky Retail Scene," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bluefin tuna

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluefin tuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluefin%20tuna. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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