yellowfin tuna

[ yel-oh-fin ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌfɪn /

noun

an important food fish, Thunnus albacares, inhabiting warm seas.

Nearby words

  1. yellowbelly,
  2. yellowbird,
  3. yellowcake,
  4. yelloweye rockfish,
  5. yellowface,
  6. yellowfinch,
  7. yellowhammer,
  8. yellowhead,
  9. yellowish,
  10. yellowknife

Origin of yellowfin tuna

First recorded in 1935–40; yellow + fin1

Also called yellowfin.

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British Dictionary definitions for yellowfin tuna

yellowfin tuna

/ (ˈjɛləʊˌfɪn) /

noun

a large marine food fish, Scomber albacares, of tropical and subtropical waters, having yellow dorsal and anal fins: family Scombridae
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