from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very large tuna (Thunnus thynnus) of temperate waters. It is an important commercial and eating variety.
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- n. Any of three related species of tunafish, the northern bluefin tuna, southern bluefin tuna, and Pacific bluefin tuna.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics
- n. flesh of very large tuna
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So this is what's happening, and it's happening to sensitive species like the bluefin tuna.
Britain, France, the United States have all called for a ban on this -- the trade in bluefin tuna.
Or responsible countries that maintain and invest in the bluefin tuna population should be exempt from international regulations like this.
Char may be a hard sell to lovers of bluefin tuna.