dogtooth tuna


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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