from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See tuna1.

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  • n. The tuna or tunny
  • n. The flesh of this fish, used as food

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

  • n. important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks


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  • At home, my mother talks about canned tuna fish that has all but disappeared from stores and about our neighbor Olga from the fifth floor who bleaches her hair with peroxide, making it look like straw.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Claudia lowered her eyes to him and said, “Jamie, you know, you could go clear around the world and still come home wondering if the tuna fish sandwiches at Chock Full O’Nuts still cost thirty-five cents.”

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

  • I broke out my aunt’s good china for a dinner consisting of tuna fish sandwiches and a six-dollar bottle of wine.

    Same Sex in the City


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