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Tuna vs. Kingfish

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Tunanoun

Any of several species of fish of the genus Thunnus in the family Scombridae.

Kingfishnoun

Any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic; kingcroaker

Tunanoun

The edible flesh of the tuna.

Kingfishnoun

Other Atlantic fish

Tunanoun

The prickly pear, a type of cactus native to Mexico in the genus Opuntia.

Kingfishnoun

opah, Lampris guttatus (United Kingdom)

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Tunanoun

The fruit of the cactus.

Kingfishnoun

white croaker, Genyonemus lineatus (United Kingdom)

Tunanoun

The Opuntia Tuna. See Prickly pear, under Prickly.

Kingfishnoun

wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri (Barbados)

Tunanoun

Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the mackerel family Scombridae, especially the bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, formerly Orcynus thynnus or Albacora 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.

Kingfishnoun

, Scomberomorus cavalla

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Tunanoun

The bonito, 2.

Kingfishnoun

Any of several similar fishes of the Pacific.

Tunanoun

the meat of the tuna, used as food; - also called tuna fish.

Kingfishnoun

, Scomberomorus commerson (Australia)

Tunanoun

tropical American flat-jointed prickly pear; Jamaica

Kingfishnoun

, Argyrosomus japonicus (Australia)

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Tunanoun

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

Kingfishnoun

yellowtail amberjack, Seriola lalandi (Australia, New Zealand)

Tunanoun

any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters

Kingfishnoun

, Rexea solandri (Australia)

Tunanoun

New Zealand eel

Kingfishnoun

Caranx

Tuna

A tuna is a saltwater fish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a subgrouping of the Scombridae (mackerel) family. The Thunnini comprise 15 species across five genera, the sizes of which vary greatly, ranging from the bullet tuna (max.

Kingfishnoun

, Caranx hippos (Mauritania)

Kingfishnoun

giant trevally (sometimes travelli) Caranx ignobilis (South Africa)

Kingfishnoun

The cobia, Rachycentron canadum, of warm waters globally.

Kingfishnoun

An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially Menticirrus saxatilis, or Menticirrus nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; - called also whiting, surf whiting, and barb.

Kingfishnoun

the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States

Kingfishnoun

large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters

Kingfishnoun

small silvery marine food fish found off California

Kingfishnoun

any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast

Kingfishnoun

large game fish of Australia and New Zealand

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