any of various related fishes.
Also called tuna fish . the flesh of the tuna, used as food.
Other definitions for tuna (2 of 2)
any of various prickly pears, prickly pears, especially either of two erect, treelike species, Opuntia tuna or O. ficus-indica, of Mexico, bearing a sweet, edible fruit.
the fruit of these plants.
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How to use tuna in a sentence
Their salmon is already sold out, but you can still get the tuna.From the Cut: 33 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life | The Cut Staff | February 8, 2021 | Eater
The complaint alleges the ingredient billed as “tuna” for the chain’s sandwiches and wraps contains absolutely no tuna.Subway’s tuna is not tuna, but a ‘mixture of various concoctions,’ a lawsuit alleges | Tim Carman | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Shredded tuna turns into a wispy tan cloud when it’s deep-fried.
“We do believe we can extract and utilize the resources of the moon, just as we can extract and utilize tuna from the ocean,” he said earlier this year.A dollar can’t buy you a cup of coffee but that’s what NASA intends to pay for some moon rocks | Christian Davenport | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
By the time I finished The Outlaw Ocean, I couldn’t open a can of tuna without imagining a trickle of human blood oozing out.
Champagne, which is also acidic, offers a nice complement to anything from tuna tartare to beef bourguignon.
While the President chomped on his tuna fish sandwich, the Blackhawk pilot explained the details of his crash.
His cannabis-infused menus range from truffle tuna casserole and coconut chicken to French toast and omelets.
The next step was to steal one of the six pound tuna cans from the warehouse.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison | Daniel Genis | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The birdman cooked the flesh in his ‘kitchen’, which was a tuna can on top of an ‘eye’ just like mine.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison | Daniel Genis | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I suppose you would like to come instead, and from what I hear I think I'll put off that trip and try tuna again to-morrow.
The sea fairly seemed to boil as the fin of the tuna cut through the water at the surface.
Once more the tuna came up to the surface with a rush in order to get slack enough for a plunge.
The tuna, although a wonderful leaper, hardly ever rises from the water after it is fast to the line.
I have caught many tuna with Sam, and hooked big ones, but these giants are still roving the blue deeps.Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for tuna (1 of 2)
Also called: tunny any of various large marine spiny-finned fishes of the genus Thunnus, esp T. thynnus, chiefly of warm waters: family Scombridae . They have a spindle-shaped body and widely forked tail, and are important food fishes
any of various similar and related fishes
British Dictionary definitions for tuna (2 of 2)
any of various tropical American prickly pear cacti, esp Opuntia tuna, that are cultivated for their sweet edible fruits
the fruit of any of these cacti
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