yellowfin tuna
noun Date: 1922 a nearly cosmopolitan tuna (Thunnus albacares) with yellowish fins — called also yellowfin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • yellowfin tuna — 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

  • yellowfin (tuna) — [yel′ōfin΄] n. a tuna (Thunnus albacares) with yellow fins and a yellow stripe on each side, important as a game and food fish and found worldwide in warm seas * * * …   Universalium

  • yellowfin (tuna) — [yel′ōfin΄] n. a tuna (Thunnus albacares) with yellow fins and a yellow stripe on each side, important as a game and food fish and found worldwide in warm seas …   English World dictionary

  • yellowfin (tuna) — [yel′ōfin΄] n. a tuna (Thunnus albacares) with yellow fins and a yellow stripe on each side, important as a game and food fish and found worldwide in warm seas …   English World dictionary

  • Yellowfin tuna — Taxobox name = Yellowfin tuna status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Scombridae genus = Thunnus species = T. albacares range range map …   Wikipedia

  • yellowfin tuna — /ˌjɛloʊfɪn ˈtjunə/ (say .yelohfin tyoohnuh) noun (plural yellowfin tuna or yellowfin tunas) an important Pacific food fish, Neothunnus macropterus. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • yellowfin tuna — noun may reach 400 pounds; worldwide in tropics • Syn: ↑yellowfin, ↑Thunnus albacares • Hypernyms: ↑tuna, ↑tunny • Member Holonyms: ↑Thunnus, ↑genus Thunnus …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellowfin tuna — /yel oh fin / an important food fish, Thunnus albacares, inhabiting warm seas. Also called yellowfin. [1935 40; YELLOW + FIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • yellowfin tuna — yel′low•fin tu′na [[t]ˈyɛl oʊˌfɪn[/t]] n. ich an important food fish, Thunnus albacares, inhabiting warm seas. Also called yellowfin • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • yellowfin tuna — noun a) An edible species of tuna, Thunnus albacares, found in tropical seas; the ahi. b) An individual member of that species …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”