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SKIPJACK TUNA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skipjack tuna mean? 

SKIPJACK TUNA (noun)
  The noun SKIPJACK TUNA has 1 sense:

1. oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito

  Familiarity information: SKIPJACK TUNA used as a noun is very rare.


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SKIPJACK TUNA (noun)


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Meaning:

Oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Euthynnus pelamis; skipjack; skipjack tuna

Hypernyms ("skipjack tuna" is a kind of...):

scombroid; scombroid fish (important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters)

Holonyms ("skipjack tuna" is a member of...):

Euthynnus; genus Euthynnus (a genus of Scombridae)


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