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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web De Leon is bringing a new menu to the Mediterranean wine bar and restaurant with dishes like duck rillettes, bacalao fritters, and yellowfin tuna crudo. Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2022 Because of the patchy availability of food in the open ocean, predatory species like this yellowfin tuna have to travel vast distances to survive. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 The menu will highlight some of the restaurant’s most iconic dishes, such as thinly pounded yellowfin tuna, and wine director Aldo Sohm will be curating an optional wine pairing, for those who wish to imbibe. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2022 Enjoy American land and sea favorites like yellowfin tuna or Ohio Farm long bone pork chop at the casual restaurant. Allison Jack, cleveland, 7 Nov. 2022 Between 1997 and 2017, yellowfin tuna landings increased from 41.1 tons to 196.8 tons per year. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2022 Radar showed there were yellowfin tuna just beneath them. Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2022 Shifting from environmentally catastrophic yellowfin tuna to more virtuous sardines to downright angelic seaweed feels like the logical next step. Zoe Dubno, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2022 This year, fishermen have been catching yellowfin tuna 25 miles offshore — that’s about 75 miles closer than in previous years. Carlos R. Muñoz,, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 28 Mar. 2023.

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