bluefin tuna

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blue·fin tuna

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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blue′fin tu′na

a large tuna, Thunnus thynnus, common in temperate seas.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
tuna fish, tunny, tuna - important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
2.bluefin tuna - largest tunabluefin tuna - largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics
genus Thunnus, Thunnus - tunas: warm-blooded fishes
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
bluefin, bluefin tuna - flesh of very large tuna
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