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yellowfin tuna

[yel-oh-fin] /ˈyɛl oʊˌfɪn/
noun
1.
an important food fish, Thunnus albacares, inhabiting warm seas.
Also called yellowfin.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; yellow + fin
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British Dictionary definitions for yellowfin tuna

yellowfin tuna

/ˈjɛləʊˌfɪn/
noun
1.
a large marine food fish, Scomber albacares, of tropical and subtropical waters, having yellow dorsal and anal fins: family Scombridae
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