amberjack

noun
am·ber·jack | \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

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Tunas that are well below the surface near the humps will hit the jigs, but so will amberjacks. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Fishing for blackfin tunas? Here is a great and fun place in the Florida Keys to do that," 14 June 2018 The bait attracts a variety of gamefish, including dolphin, wahoo, sailfish, amberjacks and sharks. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Fishing for blackfin tunas? Here is a great and fun place in the Florida Keys to do that," 14 June 2018 For the Snow White, chunks of raw baby amberjack piled over disks of cucumbers are married to a clear, sharply acidic liquid with a whisper of truffle oil, an ingredient that too often overwhelms but here adds a judicious counterbalance. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "Luvi's chef tells a deliciously beautiful story: First look review," 22 May 2018 Other species removed from the overfishing list included stocks of sailfish, winter flounder, and blue king crab, while other additions included stocks of greater amberjack, red grouper, and red hake. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 18 May 2018 Other species removed from the overfishing list included stocks of sailfish, winter flounder and blue king crab, while other additions included stocks of greater amberjack, red grouper and red hake. Washington Post, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 17 May 2018 The reef is already attracting reef-dependent fish, including red snapper and amberjack, a Shell news release states. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Shell platform transformed into artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico," 15 Feb. 2018 Thick lozenges of amberjack are sprinkled with fried capers and cherry peppers, and a sluice of fruity olive oil brings the fish’s silkiness into focus. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "The New Coastal Italian Restaurant in the Beverly Center Is Way Better Than You’d Expect," 24 Jan. 2018 Fisherman were known to catch silver-stripe round herring, Indian anchovy, greater amberjack and more, in hauls that could reach up to 1,300 pounds. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "These Massive Land Art Constructions Are Actually Ancient Fishing Weirs," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of amberjack

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amberjack

from its color

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