skipjack tuna


Definition of skipjack tuna

: a relatively small tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis synonym Euthynnus pelamis) that is bluish above and silvery below with oblique dark stripes on the sides and belly

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Recent Examples on the Web Alaska pollock ranked second at 7.5 billion pounds, followed by skipjack tuna at 7 billion pounds. Anchorage Daily News, "Pandemic’s effect on global seafood industry demand and pricing will be long-lasting, report says," 7 July 2020 Our guide, Gils — lanky, dark-featured, serene — drifts meditatively, perking up only at the appearance of a school of small skipjack tuna. John Briley, Washington Post, "Diving into the tranquility of Tahiti," 21 Feb. 2020 There are certain ingredients in this recipe that can only be found in your local Asian grocery store like katsuobushi/bonito (dried, fermented and smoked skipjack tuna), dried shiitake mushrooms, kombu (dried kelp) and ramen noodles. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "Turkey and mashed potatoes galore. So what do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers?," 27 Nov. 2019 Three fried croquettes filled with mashed eggplant were perfectly at ease with smoky shavings of skipjack tuna and a chilled bed of gribiche sauce, lightly tart with yuzu. Pete Wells, New York Times, "In Vancouver, a Door to a Parallel Culinary World," 16 Jan. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Skipjack tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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