tunny

noun
tun·​ny | \ ˈtə-nē How to pronounce tunny (audio) \
plural tunnies also tunny

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Examples of tunny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the July rodeo, Kyle Davis topped the leaderboard with a 22.24-pound bonito, a species also known as little tunny. al, 13 Sep. 2021 That bycatch draws the attention of a world of predator species — king and Spanish mackerel, shark, ling, dorado, tuna, little tunny and, occasionally, a wild card such as sailfish or wahoo. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of tunny

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tunny

modification of Middle French thon or Old Italian tonno; both from Old Occitan ton, from Latin thunnus — more at tuna entry 1

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“Tunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tunny. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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tunny

noun
tun·​ny | \ ˈtə-nē How to pronounce tunny (audio) \
plural tunnies

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: tuna

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