from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common eel of New Zealand, Anguilla aucklandii.
  • noun A fish. See Thynnus, Sarda, Orcynus, and tunny.
  • noun A species of prickly-pear, Opuntia Tuna, or its fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The Opuntia Tuna. See Prickly pear, under prickly.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the mackerel family Scombridae, especially the bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, formerly Orcynus thynnus or Albacora thynnus), called also the common tunny or great tunny, a native of the Mediterranean Sea and of temperate parts of the Atlantic Ocean. It sometimes weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is caught commercially in large quantity for use as food; -- also called, especially in Britain, tunny. It is also one of the favorite fishes used by the Japanese in preparing sushi. On the American coast, especially in New England, it is sometimes called the horse mackerel. Another well-known species is the yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) of warm seas. the See Illust. of Horse mackerel, under horse.
  • noun The bonito, 2.
  • noun the meat of the tuna, used as food; -- also called tuna fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several species of fish, of the genus Thunnus, in the family Scombridae.
  • noun The edible flesh of the tuna.
  • noun A type of cactus native to Mexico in the genus Opuntia.
  • noun The fruit of the cactus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
  • noun any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
  • noun tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica
  • noun New Zealand eel


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  • Not only fish, but also the cactus fruit, bright red, figlike, with hundreds of edible pits.

    October 20, 2007

  • In Spain, a 'tuna' is a folk music band. The members of the band are the 'tunos', and they usually are students (at university). You can see a typical 'tuna' in this photo. I hate the tunos!

    By the way, I've just remembered that rondalla means the same that tuna (the music band)

    October 22, 2007