Tuna vs Trout - What's the difference?

tuna | trout |

As proper nouns the difference between tuna and trout

is that tuna is while trout is .



Etymology 1

From American Spanish alteration of the (etyl) , "I rush, dart along"). (en)


  • Any of several species of fish of the genus Thunnus in the family Scombridae.
  • The edible flesh of the tuna.
  • Synonyms
    * tuna fish, tunny

    See also

    * (wikipedia) * (Thunnus)

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) (wikipedia tuna)


    (en noun)
  • The prickly pear, a type of cactus native to Mexico in the genus Opuntia .
  • The fruit of the cactus.
  • See also

    * (l) * (projectlink) * (Opuntia)


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    (wikipedia trout) (en-noun)
  • Any of several species of fish in Salmonidae, closely related to salmon, and distinguished by spawning more than once.
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  • An elderly woman of dubious sensibilities.
  • Derived terms

    * brown trout * rainbow trout * salmon trout * Sevan trout


    (en verb)
  • To (figuratively) slap someone with a slimy, stinky, wet trout ; to admonish jocularly.