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Any of three very large, commercially important tunas of subtropical and temperate waters, northern bluefish tuna (Thunnus thynnus), southern bluefish tuna (T. maccoyii), and Pacific bluefish tuna (T. orientalis).
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a large tuna, Thunnus thynnus, common in temperate seas.
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|Noun||1.||bluefin tuna - flesh of very large tuna|
horse mackerel, Thunnus thynnus, bluefin, bluefin tuna - largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics
|2.||bluefin tuna - largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics|
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
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