bluefin tuna

blue·​fin tuna | \ˈblü-ˌfin- \

Definition of bluefin tuna 

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

called also bluefin

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Similarly, the prince’s foundation has worked to protect bluefin tuna, monitor the Mediterranean, and stop deforestation worldwide. Amelia Nierenberg,, "Royalty comes to Woods Hole on a mission to protect world’s oceans," 9 July 2018 The rising popularity of sushi, for instance, eventually stirred debate over the sustainability of bluefin tuna. Asia London Palomba, The Christian Science Monitor, "Poke bowl trend combines choice, healthy ingredients," 26 June 2018 Bottarga is salted, cured roe from gray mullet or bluefin tuna. Claire Perez,, "Spaghetti bottarga is a Sardinian classic," 23 Mar. 2018 There are nonetheless some good rolls to be had, including the Sindy, named in honor of Sze’s mom, Cheuk Sin Chan, a special from Mount Laurel that wraps crunchy eel, avocado, and mango in a sheet of purple bluefin tuna in lieu of the usual seaweed. Craig Laban,, "At Old City's Tuna Bar, sushi, a sleek space, and a side of Fujianese family flavors," 15 Mar. 2018 Long considered one of the city’s most romantic restaurants, Spiaggia is hosting Valentine’s Day dinner with dinner for two with bluefin tuna tartare, bucatini and steak, plus coconut panna cotta for dessert. Grace Wong,, "55 Valentine's Day specials to impress your date," 6 Feb. 2018 Three distinctly different cuts from the same bluefin tuna, all sublime. Craig Laban,, "Royal Izakaya isn't your parents' Japanese restaurant," 9 Dec. 2017 The power, cut by the disaster all around, was still off and the contents of his fridge, swordfish and bluefin tuna, were going bad. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Devastated by ’05 mudslide, La Conchita dodges Ventura inferno," 8 Dec. 2017 The plan to save Pacific bluefin tuna stocks The Pacific bluefin population has been depleted by more than 97 percent from its historic high, because of overfishing. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "Germany has stopped caring about Brexit, and 4 other global stories," 7 Sep. 2017

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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