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Meaning of TUNNY

Pronunciation:  'tunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
  2. [n]  important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks

TUNNY is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: tuna, tuna, tuna fish
 See Also: albacore, albacore, bluefin, bluefin, bluefin tuna, bluefin tuna, bonito, food fish, genus Thunnus, horse mackerel, long-fin tunny, saltwater fish, scombroid, scombroid fish, Thunnus, Thunnus alalunga, Thunnus albacares, Thunnus thynnus, tuna fish, tunny, tunny, yellowfin, yellowfin tuna



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tun"ny\ (t[u^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus,
thynnus, Gr. qy`nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.]
Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging
to the Mackerel family, especially the common or great tunny
({Orcynus or Albacora 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}.
[Written also {thynny}.]

Note: The little tunny ({Gymnosarda alletterata}) of the
      Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned
      tunny, or albicore (see {Albicore}), are related
      species of smaller size.