ahi

[ ah-hee ]
/ ˈɑ hi /

noun

yellowfin tuna, widely used in sashimi.

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Origin of ahi

First recorded in 1930–35, ahi is from the Hawaiian word ‘ahi

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British Dictionary definitions for ahi

ahi
/ (ˈɑːhiː) /

noun

another name for yellowfin tuna

Word Origin for ahi

Hawaiian
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