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thynnyTunny Tun"ny (t[u^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. Tunnies. [L. thunnus,
thynnus, Gr. qy`nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.]
Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging
to the Mackerel family, especially the common or great tunny
(Orcynus or Albacora 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.]
Note: The little tunny (Gymnosarda alletterata) of the
Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned
tunny, or albicore (see Albicore), are related
species of smaller size.
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