Definitions of tunny
  1. noun
    important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
    synonyms: tuna, tuna fish
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    relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
    flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna
    bluefin, bluefin tuna
    flesh of very large tuna
    type of:
    saltwater fish
    flesh of fish from the sea used as food
  2. noun
    any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
    synonyms: tuna
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    Thunnus alalunga, albacore, long-fin tunny
    large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
    Thunnus thynnus, bluefin, bluefin tuna, horse mackerel
    largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics
    Thunnus albacares, yellowfin, yellowfin tuna
    may reach 400 pounds; worldwide in tropics
    type of:
    food fish
    any fish used for food by human beings
    scombroid, scombroid fish
    important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
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