Orcynus thynnus
Tunny Tun"ny (t[u^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy`nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo["o]l.) The chiefly British equivalent of {tuna}; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the Mackerel family, especially the common or great tunny ({Thunnus thynnus} syn. {Albacora thynnus}, formerly {Orcynus thynnus}) native of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It sometimes weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is extensively caught in the Mediterranean. On the American coast it is called {horse mackerel}. See Illust. of {Horse mackerel}, under {Horse}. [Written also {thynny}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The little tunny ({Gymnosarda alletterata}) of the Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned tunny, or albicore ({Thunnus alalunga}, see {Albacore}), are related species of smaller size. [1913 Webster]


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  • Orcynus thynnus — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orcynus thynnus — Tuna Tu na, n. [Cf. {Tunny}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the mackerel family {Scombridae}, especially the {bluefin tuna} ({Thunnus thynnus}, formerly {Orcynus thynnus} or {Albacora thynnus}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orcynus alalonga — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunnus thynnus — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Albacora thynnus — Tunny Tun ny (t[u^]n n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chiefly British equivalent of {tuna}; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunnus thynnus — Tunny Tun ny (t[u^]n n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chiefly British equivalent of {tuna}; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Albacora thynnus — Tuna Tu na, n. [Cf. {Tunny}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the mackerel family {Scombridae}, especially the {bluefin tuna} ({Thunnus thynnus}, formerly {Orcynus thynnus} or {Albacora thynnus}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunnus thynnus — Tuna Tu na, n. [Cf. {Tunny}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the mackerel family {Scombridae}, especially the {bluefin tuna} ({Thunnus thynnus}, formerly {Orcynus thynnus} or {Albacora thynnus}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Тунец — 1) в широком смысле слова род Thynnus s. Orcynus из семейства макрелевых рыб (Scombridae); 2) в тесном смысле слова, собственно Т. (Thynnus thynnus s. Orcynus thynnus) одна из рыб этого рода. Род Т. (см. фиг. 5 табл. IV, Рыбы) имеет продолговатое …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Обыкновенный тунец — ? Обыкновенный тунец Научная класс …   Википедия

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