yellowfin tuna

yel·​low·​fin tuna | \ ˈye-lō-ˌfin- How to pronounce yellowfin tuna (audio) , ˈye-lə-\

Definition of yellowfin tuna

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

called also yellowfin

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Out of San Diego, the tuna have arrived to nearby Mexican waters: The Eldorado made a 2.5-day trip and had 300 yellowfin tuna (limits) and 31 bluefin for 30 anglers. Tom Stienstra,, "Tom Stienstra’s Outdoors notes: Deer, bears, whales and more," 7 Sep. 2019 But Quint said that calm seas had allowed more boats to run farther offshore on opening day, with the result that big yellowfin tuna and other large fish had been brought in throughout the weekend., "Weigh ‘em in: Big fish hit dock at deep sea rodeo," 21 July 2019 The company also has branched into meal kits, striking a deal with Home Chef, a large meal-kit company bought by Kroger Co. , to feature its yellowfin tuna pouches in kits beginning next year. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "The Trouble With Tuna: ‘A Lot of Millennials Don’t Even Own Can Openers’," 2 Dec. 2018 Must-try items include the onion soup, yellowfin tuna flatbread, steak frites, and any of the fun cocktails. Diana Oates, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Restaurants in Houston," 1 Oct. 2018 Three ounces of raw yellowfin tuna contain 21 grams of protein, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Fish: The Final Frontier in Fake Meat," 15 Oct. 2018 Popular dishes include yellowfin tuna with sea urchin and silken tofu or Champagne lobster with French toast and Sterling caviar. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "29 Best Restaurants in Sydney," 14 Mar. 2018 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,, "Michael Schlow cooks up a taste of the Mediterranean at Eataly," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of yellowfin tuna

1906, in the meaning defined above

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