yellowfin tuna


yel·​low·​fin tuna ˈye-lō-ˌfin- How to pronounce yellowfin tuna (audio)
: a nearly cosmopolitan tuna (Thunnus albacares) with yellowish fins

called also yellowfin

Examples of yellowfin tuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Catch and release a bonefish or fish for bigger game like yellowfin tuna and barracuda. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2024 The yellowfin tuna population is stable, and these fish are one of the most popular game species for saltwater anglers. David A. Brown, Field & Stream, 7 Mar. 2024 Helmed by Chef Orlando Satchell, the menu consists of local flavors and ingredients with dishes like green banana soup, mahi-mahi, coconut jerk lobster, yellowfin tuna, and Creole bread. Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 Customers might catch wahoo, yellowfin tuna, and yellowtail. Tom Fowlks, Outdoor Life, 1 Feb. 2024 Along with the stories of incredible catches, like the day Smith’s charter landed three yellowfin tuna double-headers fishing off Miami or his angler who caught a swordfish on a fly rod, there is information on the tackle and tactics that Smith uses to catch those different species. Steve Waters, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The adjacent and aptly named Sunset Bar is an excellent spot to toast before enjoying delectable bites ranging from yellowfin tuna crudo to homemade pasta. Hannah Freedman, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 Read Next: Florida Angler Catches 832-Pound Bluefin Tuna Yellowfin Tuna Hot Spots: Outer Banks, Southern California, Louisiana, Hawaii The current world-record yellowfin tuna was taken off the coast of Mexico in 2012 and weighed a whopping 427 pounds. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 23 Aug. 2023 Maui is popular for both offshore trolling (blue and striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi) and bottom fishing (snapper, amberjack, hogfish, goatfish and more). Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 4 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellowfin tuna was in 1906

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“Yellowfin tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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