yellowfin tuna

noun
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

Examples of yellowfin tuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Peruvian restaurant offers eight varieties of ceviche, including Limeno (fish, shrimp, calamari and octopus) and Tiradito Nikkei (Sashimi-grade yellowfin tuna). Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 The concept centers on refining and repurposing a little-used cut of meat — the belly of a yellowfin tuna, cousin to the overfished bluefin — into a butter-soft sandwich filling by breading and frying it like tonkatsu. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Best new takeout dishes in San Francisco and the Bay Area to try right now," 18 Aug. 2020 In fact, yellowfin tuna can grow as big as 400 pounds. Adam Skolnick, Longreads, "The Poke Paradox," 10 Aug. 2020 The Fleur-de-lis team released six other blue marlin including one estimated at over 600 pounds and a very large yellowfin tuna in an epic weekend offshore. Frank Sargeant, al, "Potential Alabama State Record for Blue Marlin Caught out of Orange Beach," 12 July 2020 Jesus Morales lifts a yellowfin tuna at Luxe Seafood in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times, "Restaurant vendors are now selling to the public. Here’s why it might hurt them instead of help.," 28 Apr. 2020 Even as restaurant suppliers have all but disappeared as customers, the purveyor of yellowfin tuna on Wednesday sold out of yellowfin that hit the dock Friday. NBC News, "As meat plants idle, California has no shortage of fish, dairy," 30 Apr. 2020 Look for good quality solid albacore or yellowfin tuna that is packed in pure olive oil. Claudia Catalano, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A pasta dish with tuna and olives is ideal hot-weather fare," 8 July 2019 The menu will offer dishes such as yellowfin tuna carpaccio, carnaroli rice risotto with Maine lobster, roasted branzino, beef filet and a chocolate semifreddo. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Looking for a Christmas Eve and/or Day restaurant? Look no further.," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of yellowfin tuna

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellowfin tuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellowfin%20tuna. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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