1. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests. Derham.
2. To catch in a tunnel net.
3. To make an opening, or a passageway, through or under; as, to tunnel a mountain; to tunnel a river.
(Tun"ny) n.; pl. Tunnies [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy`nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr.
thon.] (Zoöl.) 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
The little tunny (Gymnosarda alletterata) of the Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned
tunny, or albicore are related species of smaller size.
(Tup) v. t. & i. [Probably akin to top summit, head.]
1. To butt, as a ram does. [Prov. Eng.]
2. To cover; said of a ram. Shak.
(Tup), n. (Zoöl.) A ram.
(Tu*pai") n. (Zoöl.) Any one of the tupaiids.
(Tu*pai"id) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic insectivores of the
family Tupaiidæ, somewhat resembling squirrels in size and arboreal habits. The nose is long and pointed.
Largo tupelo, or Tupelo gum (Bot.), an American tree (Nyssa uniflora) with softer wood than the
tupelo. Sour tupelo (Bot.), the Ogeechee lime.
(Tu"pe*lo) n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American
tree (Nyssa multiflora) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The
wood is crossgrained and very difficult to split. Called also black gum, sour gum, and pepperidge.
(Tup"man) n.; pl. Tupmen A man who breeds, or deals in tups. [Prov. Eng.]
(||Tur) n. [Pol.] (Zoöl.) The urus.
(Tu"ra*cin) n. (Physiol.) (Chem.) A red or crimson pigment obtained from certain feathers of
several species of turacou; whence the name. It contains nearly six per cent of copper.
(Tu*ra"cou) n. [Cf. F. touraco.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of plantain eaters of the
genus Turacus, native of Africa. They are remarkable for the peculiar green and red pigments found in
their feathers. [Written also touraco, and touracou.]
(Tu*ra`co*ver"din) n. [See Turacou, and Verdant.] (Physiol.) (Chem.) A green pigment
found in the feathers of the turacou. See Turacin.
(Tu*ra"ni*an) a. [From Tur, the name, in Persian legendary history, of one of the three brothers
from whom sprang the races of mankind.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, an extensive family of languages
of simple structure and low grade (called also Altaic, Ural-Altaic, and Scythian), spoken in the northern
parts of Europe and Asia and Central Asia; of pertaining to, or designating, the people who speak these