• WordNet 3.6
    • n tuna New Zealand eel
    • n tuna any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
    • n tuna important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
    • n tuna tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A tuna called the 'Blue Fin' tuna can be sold for over $20,000 around the world
    • Tuna (Zoöl) Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the mackerel family Scombridae, especially the bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus, formerly Orcynus thynnusorAlbacora 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.
    • n Tuna (Bot) The Opuntia Tuna. See Prickly pear, under Prickly.
    • Tuna The bonito, 2.
    • Tuna the meat of the tuna, used as food; -- also called tuna fish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: For a short distance, the bluefin tuna can swim 50 miles per hour.
    • n tuna The common eel of New Zealand, Anguilla aucklandii.
    • n tuna A fish. See Thynnus, Sarda, Orcynus, and tunny.
    • n tuna A species of prickly-pear, Opuntia Tuna, or its fruit. It grows erect, sometimes 20 feet high, is spiny, and is much used for hedges in southern Europe. Its fruit, which is barrel-shaped and 2 or 3 inches long, is much eaten, fresh and dried. It is one of the foremost cochineal-plants, and is said to be the only species used for this production in the Canaries.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The U.S. Army accidentally ordered an 82 year supply of freeze-dried tuna salad mix for troops in Europe.
    • n Tuna tū′na a prickly pear, also its fruit.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Tunny


In literature:

By them, the Tuna Club's high-class principle has been exactly reversed!
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Probably it is only a variety of O. Tuna.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
The Tunas are fruits of different species of Cactus.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The yellow-tail is well spoken of by the tuna fishermen as being for its size even stronger than the tuna.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert
Probably it would have been impossible to catch one of those large tuna on the Tuna Club tackle.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
He leaped at it like a striking tuna.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
We can open the tuna.
"First Man" by Clyde Brown
While she was standing on the bank, Tuna-roa, "the long eel," saw her.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt
A more miserable place to winter in than Tuna cannot be imagined.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
They annually arrive on the coast of New England with the tuna.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Guines, however, was taken by them, and General Garcia captured the fortified post of Tunas after a fight of three days.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
Bradford is situated 1427 ft. above sea-level in the valley of the Tuna, and is shut in by hills on either side.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Why do you give the name of cactus to the tuna?
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
Tuna fish may be used in place of salmon.
"Better Meals for Less Money" by Mary Green
Stora Tuna in Sweden on the 30th of August 1790.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
My house stands among the tuna-figs beside the mule-track to the mountains.
"The Coast of Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
This species fights altogether on the surface, but lacks the sterling gamy qualities of the tuna.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
Aguero, who had made his escape after the defeat at Las Tunas, took command of this company.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 3" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Tuna (14,800 feet), about 20 miles from Phari, was our first halt.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Put in salad bowl some sliced lettuce with the tuna on top.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler

In poetry:

Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
'Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner's point of view.
"Point Of View" by Shel Silverstein

In news:

A good example is the tuna in sushi.
800 W Las Tunas Drive San Gabriel, CA 91776.
Hui Tou Xiang Noodle House 704 W Las Tunas Dr, Ste 5 San Gabriel 626 281-9888.
Watch out Charley, tuna has been gracing our menus in virtually every category but dessert.
Chunk-style tuna packed in olive oil.
Tuna set on avocado-scallion risotto -- at Mi Piaci.
Luscious Dumplings Inc. 704 W Las Tunas Drive, No E4 San Gabriel, CA 91776.
Several people have asked me about my recipe for low-fat tuna sandwiches.
1 pound fresh sashimi grade tuna.
Tuna fish (chunk light) in water.
Don't be afraid to make your chicken, egg or tuna salad sing.
Yellowfin Tuna with Scallions and Ginger.
Las Tunas Drive, No E4.
' Marli ' Stringer Takes Tuna Tourney.
Approaching tuna- melt perfection, Tommy Habetz's sandwiches have the ideal tuna-to-cheese ratio.

In science:

To appear. [ACCN98] Tuna Altınel, Gregory Cherlin, Luis-Jaime Corredor, and Ali Nesin. A Hall theorem for ω-stable groups. J.
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
Tuna Altıinel and Paul Baginski, Definable envelopes of nilpotent subgroups of groups with chain conditions on centralizers.
A remark on the definability of the Fitting subgroup and the soluble radical
Rigidity dilutions for four forms of tuna cytochrome C crystallised with different metal ion content in the heme groups. (a) normal Fe, (b) from a mixture with 2Zn:1Fe, (c) from a mixture with 2Fe:1Zn, (d) with Co.
Sensitivity of protein rigidity analysis to small structural variations: a large-scale comparative analysis
In terms of retention of rigidity the 1A7V bacterial structure and the 1I55 tuna structure appear similar, whereas by structure the bacterial protein is quite dissimilar to any of the eukaryotic mitochondrial cytochrome C structures.
Sensitivity of protein rigidity analysis to small structural variations: a large-scale comparative analysis
Figure 6. A graph of hydrogen bond energy cutoff E versus rigidity for four tuna cytochrome C structures.
Sensitivity of protein rigidity analysis to small structural variations: a large-scale comparative analysis
Testing untyped alleles (tuna)-applications to genome-wide association studies.
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
Testing untyped alleles (TUNA)— applications to genome-wide association studies.
Rejoinder: Quantifying the Fraction of Missing Information for Hypothesis Testing in Statistical and Genetic Studies
The update sweeps are interrupted for a recursion attempt when cycling (33) is recorded by our modularly coded subroutine tuna cnt.f, which checks after every sweep.
Program package for multicanonical simulations of U(1) lattice gauge theory