noun yel·low·tail \ˈye-lō-ˌtāl, ˈye-lə-\
plural yellowtail or yellowtails

Definition of YELLOWTAIL

:  any of various fishes having a yellow or yellowish tail: as
a :  any of several carangid fishes (genus Seriola); especially :  a food and sport fish (S. lalandi) of the Pacific and Indian oceans having a yellow stripe along each side of the body
b :  silver perch a
c :  a snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) that is a sport and food fish found from Massachusetts to Brazil and is olive to bluish above with yellow spots and a broad yellow stripe along each side of the body —called also yellowtail snapper

First Known Use of YELLOWTAIL



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