Tuna meaning

to͝onə, tyo͝o-
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The edible flesh of tuna, often canned or processed.
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Any of several prickly pears, especially O. ficus-indica, widely cultivated for its edible red fruit.
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The edible fruit of any of these cacti.
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Any of various, usually large, marine, scombroid, food and game fishes (esp. genus Thunnus), including the albacore.
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The flesh of various tunas or tunalike fishes, often canned as food.
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Any of various prickly pears (esp. Opuntia tuna), cultivated for their edible fruits.
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The fruit.
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Any of several species of fish of the genus Thunnus in the family Scombridae.
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The edible flesh of the tuna.
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The prickly pear, a type of cactus native to Mexico in the genus Opuntia.
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The fruit of the cactus.
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Origin of tuna

  • American Spanish from Spanish atún from Arabic at-tūn the tuna from Latin thunnus tunny

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • American Spanish from Taíno

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From American Spanish alteration of the Spanish atún, from Arabic تن (tunn, “tuna"), from Latin thunnus, itself from Ancient Greek θύννος (thunnos), from θύνω (thunō), "I rush, dart along").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary