an important food fish, Thunnus albacares, inhabiting warm seas.
- Also called yellowfin .
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British Dictionary definitions for yellowfin tuna
a large marine food fish, Scomber albacares, of tropical and subtropical waters, having yellow dorsal and anal fins: family Scombridae
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