Share this entry

Share this page

bluefin

Line breaks: blue|fin
(also bluefin tuna)

Definition of bluefin in English:

noun

The commonest large tuna, which occurs worldwide in warm seas. It is probably the largest bony fish, and is very important as a food and game fish. Also called tunny.
  • Thunnus thynnus, family Scombridae
Example sentences
  • The rapid advances in this tag technique have led to a wealth of new information on the physiology, behavior and distribution of northern and southern bluefin, bigeye, yellowfin and skipjack tunas.
  • Big fish - like swordfish and bluefin tuna - are attracted to fronts where cold and warm waters meet.
  • I want there to be hammerhead sharks and bluefin tuna around when my five-year-old son grows up.

Definition of bluefin in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something