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

Examples of skipjack tuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant excels in its nigiri with immaculate sourcing techniques that bring in harder-to-find fish like katsuo skipjack tuna and akamatsu rosy seabass. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 14 Jan. 2022 The recipe below is for a common dashi made from kombu and bonito flakes, shavings from a block of cooked, smoked, dried and pressed bonito, or skipjack tuna. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2021 Tuna fisheries have steadily grown over time, with skipjack tuna making up more and more of the total volume as other species were fished out. Christopher Pollon, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Mar. 2021 Alaska pollock ranked second at 7.5 billion pounds, followed by skipjack tuna at 7 billion pounds. Anchorage Daily News, 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, 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, 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, 16 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of skipjack tuna

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Skipjack tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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