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tuna

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noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuna

plural

tuna

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tunas

  1. 1 :  any of numerous large vigorous scombroid food and sport fishes (such as an albacore or a bluefin tuna)

  2. 2 :  the flesh of a tuna especially when canned for use as food —called also tuna fish

Origin and Etymology of tuna

American Spanish, alteration of Spanish atún, modification of Arabic tūn, from Latin thunnus, from Greek thynnos


First Known Use: 1881


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tuna

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noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə\

Definition of tuna

  1. 1 :  any of various flat-jointed prickly pears (genus Opuntia); especially :  one (O. tuna) of tropical America

  2. 2 :  the edible fruit of a tuna

Origin and Etymology of tuna

Spanish, from Taino


First Known Use: circa 1555



TUNA Defined for Kids

tuna

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noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuna for Students

plural

tuna

or

tunas

  1. :  a large sea fish caught for food and sport



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