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Tunny   /tˈəni/   Listen
Tunny

noun
(pl. tunnies)  (Written also thynny)
1.
Important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks.  Synonyms: tuna, tuna fish.
2.
Any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters.  Synonym: tuna.



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"Tunny" Quotes from Famous Books



... perhaps never rise, and the memory of it is relegated to the many fast-fading pictures of old Rome. Persius tells how, on Herod's birthday, the Jews adorned their doors with bunches of violets and set out rows of little smoky lamps upon the greasy window-sills, and feasted on the tails of tunny fish—the meanest part—pickled, and eaten off rough red earthen-ware plates with draughts of poor white wine. The picture was a true one ten years ago, for the manners of the Ghetto had not changed ...
— Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 - Studies from the Chronicles of Rome • Francis Marion Crawford

... shepherd and goatherd with their flocks, and where, on the wine- surfaced, oily sea, [Greek text which cannot be reproduced], as Homer calls it, copper-prowed and streaked with vermilion, the great galleys of the Danaoi came in their gleaming crescent, the lonely tunny-fisher sits in his little boat and watches the bobbing corks of his net. Yet, every morning the doors of the city are thrown open, and on foot, or in horse-drawn chariot, the warriors go forth to battle, and mock their enemies from behind ...
— Intentions • Oscar Wilde

... my policy. Life is a river which is of use for the promotion of commerce. In the name of all that is most sacred in life—of cigars! I am no professor of social economy for the instruction of fools. Let us breakfast! It costs less to give you a tunny omelette than to lavish the resources ...
— The Thirteen • Honore de Balzac

... they forced up the prices of all delicacies. Varro in one of his satires enumerates the following as the most notable foreign delicacies: peacocks from Samos; grouse from Phrygia; cranes from Melos; kids from Ambracia; tunny fishes from Chalcedon; muraenas from the Straits of Gades; bleak-fishes (? -aselli-) from Pessinus; oysters and scallops from Tarentum; sturgeons (?) from Rhodes; -scarus—fishes (?) from Cilicia; nuts from Thasos; dates from Egypt; ...
— The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5) • Theodor Mommsen

... has got it,' said the fishes, shaking their heads; 'but in the bay yonder there is a tunny who, although he is so old, always goes everywhere. He will be able to tell you about it, if anyone can.' So the little fish swam off to the tunny, and ...
— The Orange Fairy Book • Various



Words linked to "Tunny" :   Thunnus, genus Thunnus, bluefin tuna, Thunnus albacares, yellowfin, albacore, bluefin, scombroid, tuna, food fish, tuna fish, Thunnus alalunga, bonito, horse mackerel, yellowfin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, scombroid fish, saltwater fish



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