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Tuna   /tˈunə/  /tjˈunə/   Listen
Tuna

noun
1.
Tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica.  Synonym: Opuntia tuna.
2.
Important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks.  Synonyms: tuna fish, tunny.
3.
Any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters.  Synonym: tunny.
4.
New Zealand eel.  Synonym: Anguilla sucklandii.



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"Tuna" Quotes from Famous Books



... John Dowsett, the great John Dowsett. The whole thing was fortuitous. This cannot be doubted, as Daylight himself knew, it was by the merest chance, when in Los Angeles, that he heard the tuna were running strong at Santa Catalina, and went over to the island instead of returning directly to San Francisco as he had planned. There he met John Dowsett, resting off for several days in the middle of a flying western trip. Dowsett had of course heard of the spectacular Klondike King and his ...
— Burning Daylight • Jack London

... stuff. A bottle of water with a poison label. If a mullet threatened to call the police, she'd cry, 'You have ruined my life!' Then with shaking hand she'd pull the old skull bottle and drink herself to death. Of course, the poor leaping tuna usually got the acid out of her hand in time to save her. She ...
— Flowing Gold • Rex Beach

... the tarpon, tuna, muscallonge, and other large fish are caught it is well to keep some good specimens on hand as such are often in demand ...
— Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit • Albert B. Farnham



Words linked to "Tuna" :   genus Thunnus, Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus albacares, saltwater fish, bonito, Thunnus, scombroid fish, horse mackerel, eel, food fish, bluefin, long-fin tunny, yellowfin, Thunnus alalunga, prickly pear cactus, scombroid, prickly pear, albacore



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