Tunnies
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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  • tunnies — tun·ny || tÊŒnɪ n. any of several kinds of large edible fish of the family Scombridae who are native to mild and tropical waters, tuna (especially British) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • little tunnies — mažieji tunai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Euthynnus angl. little tunas; little tunnies rus. малые тунцы ryšiai: platesnis terminas – skumbrinės siauresnis terminas – juodasis tuniukas siauresnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • θυννοσκοποῦσιν — θυννοσκοπέω watch for tunnies pres part act masc/neut dat pl (attic epic doric) θυννοσκοπέω watch for tunnies pres ind act 3rd pl (attic epic doric) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • 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

  • Gymnosarda alletterata — 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

  • horse mackerel — 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scombriformes — Scom bri*for mes (sk[o^]m br[i^]*f[^o]r m[=e]z), n. pl. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of fishes including the mackerels, tunnies, and allied fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunnus alalunga — 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

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