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Webster 1913 Edition


Tunny

Tun′ny

(tŭn′ny̆)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Tunnies
(#)
.
[L.
thunnus
,
thynnus
, Gr.
θύννος
,
θῦνος
: cf. It.
tonno
, F. & Pr.
thon
.]
(Zool.)
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
.
[Written also
thynny
.]
☞ The little tunny (
Gymnosarda alletterata
) of the Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned tunny, or albicore (
Thunnus alalunga
, see
Albacore
), are related species of smaller size.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tunny

TUN'NY

,
Noun.
[L. thynnus.] A fish of the genus Scomber, the Spanish mackerel. The largest weigh upwards of four hundred pounds.

Definition 2022


tunny

tunny

English

Noun

tunny (plural tunnies)

  1. Tuna.