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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Origin and Etymology of amberjack

from its color



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