Definitions for yellowfin tunaˈyɛl oʊˌfɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yel′low•fin tu′naˈyɛl oʊˌfɪn(n.)

  1. an important food fish, Thunnus albacares, inhabiting warm seas. Also called yellowfin.

    Category: Ichthyology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellowfin, yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares(noun)

    may reach 400 pounds; worldwide in tropics


  1. yellowfin tuna(Noun)

    An edible species of tuna, Thunnus albacares, found in tropical seas; the ahi.

  2. yellowfin tuna(Noun)

    An individual member of that species.


  1. Yellowfin tuna

    The yellowfin tuna is a species of tuna found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. Yellowfin is often marketed as ahi, from the Hawaiian ʻahi, a name also used there for the closely related bigeye tuna. The species name, albacares can also lead to confusion: in English the albacore tuna is a different species, while yellowfin is officially designated albacore in French and referred to as albacora by Portuguese fishermen.


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