tuna
I. noun Etymology: Spanish, from Taino Date: circa 1555 1. any of various flat-jointed prickly pears (genus Opuntia); especially one (O. tuna) of tropical America 2. the edible fruit of a tuna II. noun (plural tuna or tunas) Etymology: American Spanish, alteration of Spanish atún, modification of Arabic tūn, from Latin thunnus, from Greek thynnos Date: 1881 1. any of numerous large vigorous scombroid food and sport fishes (as an albacore or a bluefin tuna) 2. the flesh of a tuna especially when canned for use as food — called also tuna fish

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  • Tuna — Tuna, are several species of ocean dwelling fish in the family Scombridae, mostly in the genus Thunnus . Tunas are fast swimmers they have been clocked at 70 km/h (45 mph) and include several species that are warm blooded. Unlike most fish… …   Wikipedia

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  • tuna — TUNÁ, tun, vb. I. 1. intranz. impers. A se produce un tunet; a se auzi tunetul. 2. tranz. impers. (reg.; în imprecaţii) A lovi pe cineva trăsnetul; a trăsni. 3. intranz. (La pers. 3) A vui, a bubui. ♦ (Despre glas, cuvinte) A răsuna puternic;… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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}), called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuna — ☆ tuna1 [to͞o′nə, tyo͞o′nə ] n. pl. tuna or tunas [AmSp < Sp atún < Ar tūn < L thunnus: see TUNNY] 1. any of various, usually large, marine, scombroid, food and game fishes (esp. genus Thunnus), including the albacore 2. the flesh of… …   English World dictionary

  • tuna — tȕna ž (tȗnj m) <G mn tȗnā> DEFINICIJA zool. 1. gospodarski važna morska riba selica (Thunnus thynnus), koštunjača tamnoplave boje 2. (mn) porodica takvih riba (Thynnidae) SINTAGMA tuna kliper pom. brod udičar za lov na tune sa živom mekom… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Tuna — Tu na, n. (Bot.) The {Opuntia Tuna}. See {Prickly pear}, under {Prickly}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tuna — Tuna, s. Opuntia; auch die Frucht von O. Tuna …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • tuna — (n.) 1881, from Amer.Sp. (California) tuna, from Sp. atun, from Arabic tun, from L. thunnus tunny (see TUNNY (Cf. tunny)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tuna — s. f. 1.  [Popular] Vida de vadio. 2. Grupo de rapazes que organizam concertos musicais. 3. Orquestra de estudantes. 4.  [Botânica] Nopal. • s. m. 5. Vadio, vagabundo. 6. andar à tuna: vadiar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Túna —  / Túna / Tuna    The green hill in the Calacirya on which Tirion, the city of the Elves, was built.        The hill on which Tirion stood.    The hill in Aman where the Vanyar and the Noldor founded their fair city of Tirion …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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