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Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːnə/

noun (plural same or tunas)

A large and active predatory schooling fish of warm seas, extensively fished commercially and popular as a game fish. See also tunny.
Example sentences
  • The aim is to reduce the incidental catch of gamefish like marlin while allowing stocks of swordfish, oceanic sharks and tuna to replenish themselves.
  • Tom Fitzgerald said fish landings were down on the previous year because of the ban on tuna drift net fishing and severe restrictions on quotas of other species.
  • As a rule, I avoid lumps of grilled tuna: it's fish for people who don't like eating fish, or just don't like eating.

Origin

Late 19th century: from American Spanish, from Spanish atún 'tunny'.

Words that rhyme with tuna

crooner, harpooner, lacuna, lacunar, lampooner, Luna, lunar, mizuna, Oona, oppugner, Poona, pruner, puna, schooner, spooner, Tristan da Cunha, tuner, Una, vicuña, yokozuna

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tuna 2 Line breaks: tuna
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːnə/

noun

North American
1The edible fruit of a prickly pear cactus.
2A prickly pear cactus, widely cultivated in Mexico for its edible fruit.

Origin

Mid 16th century: via Spanish from Taino.

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