noun, plural (especially collectively) tun·ny, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) tun·nies. Chiefly British.
Origin of tunny
Examples from the Web for tunny
That I shall be off to my tunny fisheries, and you will remain with your scullery-maid.The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes|Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The Muria was the liquid in which the tunny was pickled, and no doubt very similar to our essence of anchovies.The Modern Housewife or, Menagere|Alexis Soyer
The medals of Asido, Florez describes as having sometimes a bull, and at others a fish of the tunny kind, upon them.
Tunny, tun′i, n. a very large fish of the mackerel family (Scombrid), fished chiefly on the Mediterranean coasts.
More than 400 small craft are employed in the sardine, tunny, cod and other fisheries.
British Dictionary definitions for tunny
noun plural -nies or -ny
Word Origin for tunny
Word Origin and History for tunny
large sea-fish of the mackerel order, 1520s, probably from Middle French thon (14c.), from Old Provençal ton, from Latin thunnus "a tuna, tunny," from Greek thynnos "a tuna, tunny," possibly in the literal sense of "darter," from thynein "dart along."