yellowfin tuna

noun
yel·low·fin tuna | \ˈye-lō-ˌfin-, ˈye-lə-\

Definition of yellowfin tuna 

: a nearly cosmopolitan tuna (Thunnus albacares) with yellowish fins

called also yellowfin

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Wild sustainably caught yellowfin tuna steaks: Save $9 per pound. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "5 things Amazon Prime members should know to save at Whole Foods in Arizona," 13 June 2018 Feast on Italian Mediterranean dishes — yellowfin tuna, oysters, crudo, and swordfish — from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Michael Schlow cooks up a taste of the Mediterranean at Eataly," 5 July 2018 But the menu looks familiar, with certain fan favorites revived: endive-and-Roquefort salad; a velvety chickpea pancake, topped with salty-sweet gravlax; wedges of lightly seared, crusted yellowfin tuna with red-pepper coulis. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Tom Valenti Returns with Oxbow Tavern, and Gimmicks to Go at Lucky Pickle," 21 June 2018 In the 1970s, local preference shifted to the larger fish of the deeps, above all ahi (yellowfin tuna), typically anointed with shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) instead of sea salt. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke," 8 Jan. 2018 The massive yellowfin tuna had been tracked across the globe via the Ethereum blockchain. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Following a Tuna from Fiji to Brooklyn—on the Blockchain," 22 May 2018 Don't miss the yellowfin tuna ceviche brightened with tart, diced Granny Smith apples and soft coconut-lime vinaigrette. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sneak peek Kimbal Musk's Hedge Row restaurant on Mass Ave.," 29 Mar. 2018 In the 1970s, local preference shifted to the larger fish of the deeps, above all ahi (yellowfin tuna), typically anointed with shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) instead of sea salt. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke," 8 Jan. 2018 In the 1970s, local preference shifted to the larger fish of the deeps, above all ahi (yellowfin tuna), typically anointed with shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) instead of sea salt. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of yellowfin tuna

1906, in the meaning defined above

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