dogtooth tuna

noun

Definition of dogtooth tuna

: a medium-sized scaleless tuna (Gymnosarda nuda) of the southwestern Pacific Ocean that is distinguished by a large mouth with prominent powerful teeth

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First Known Use of dogtooth tuna

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Dogtooth tuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogtooth%20tuna. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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