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n. pl. tunny or tun·nies
[Italian tonno or French thon, both from Old Provençal ton, from Latin thunnus, thynnus, from Greek thunnos.]
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n, pl -nies or -ny
(Animals) another name for tuna1
[C16: from Old French thon, from Old Provençal ton, from Latin thunnus, from Greek]
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tu•na1(ˈtu nə, ˈtyu-)
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -na, (esp. for kinds or species) -nas.
1. any of several large marine food and game fishes of the family Scombridae, including the albacore, bluefin tuna, and yellowfin tuna.
2. any of various related fishes.
3. Also called tu′na fish`. the flesh of the tuna, used as food.
[1880–85, Amer.; < American Spanish, variant of Sp atún < Arabic al the + tūn < Greek thýnnos tunny]
tu•na2(ˈtu nə, ˈtyu-)
n., pl. -nas.
1. any of various prickly pears, esp. either of two erect, treelike species, Opuntia tuna or O. ficus-indica, of Mexico, bearing a sweet, edible fruit.
2. the fruit of these plants.
[1545–55; < Sp < Taino]
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|Noun||1.||tunny - important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks|
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
albacore - relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
bonito - flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna
|2.||tunny - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters|
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
long-fin tunny, Thunnus alalunga, albacore - large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
horse mackerel, Thunnus thynnus, bluefin, bluefin tuna - largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics
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tunny[ˈtʌni] n → thon m
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n → Thunfisch m
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