from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See tuna1.
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- n. Tuna.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chiefly British equivalent of tuna; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the Mackerel family, especially the common or great tunny (Thunnus thynnus syn. Albacora thynnus, formerly Orcynus thynnus) native of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It sometimes weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is extensively caught in the Mediterranean. On the American coast it is called horse mackerel. See Illust. of Horse mackerel, under horse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scombroid fish of the genus Orcynus, as O. thynnus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
- n. important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
They are of opinion that the tunny is a fish a year older than the pelamyd.
Isle are employed in the fisheries; of these the sardine and the tunny are the chief.
The most esteemed part of the tunny is the underneath, or "panse."
The king called a tunny and commanded him to take the fisherman on his back and deposit him on a rock near the shore, where the other fishers could see and rescue him.
A FISH called a tunny, being pursued by a dolphin, and driven with great violence, not minding which way he went, was thrown by the force of the waves upon a rock, and left there.
I've no idea what "tunny" is and I'm slightly worried that it's some slang that I'm not familiar with. :-o
The British until recently called the bluefin "tunny" (from the Latin, Thunnus thynnus).
Every year, huge schools of little tunny, an abundant member of the tuna family, arrive to spawn in the warm Yucatan waters.
The countless tiny, clear eggs produced by the little tunny drift on the currents and are sometimes concentrated in a relatively small patch of ocean.
As for saltwater, we loaded the boat dragging a hot pink diving plug trolling for kings and little tunny last weekend.