amberjack


am·ber·jack

noun \ˈam-bər-ˌjak\

Definition of AMBERJACK

:  any of several carangid fishes (genus Seriola); especially :  a large vigorous sport fish (S. dumerili) of the western Atlantic

Origin of AMBERJACK

from its color
First Known Use: 1873

amberjack

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of various popular marine game fishes (genus Seriola), members of the jack family (Carangidae). Amberjacks are found worldwide. The greater amberjack of the tropical Atlantic is one of the largest jack species, often attaining a length of 6 ft (1.8 m).

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