skipjack tuna

noun

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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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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First Known Use of skipjack tuna

1950, in the meaning defined above

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