amberjack

noun
am·​ber·​jack | \ ˈam-bər-ˌjak How to pronounce amberjack (audio) \

Definition of amberjack

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

Examples of amberjack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eels are go-to baits for stripers, but also extremely effective for many other species, including cobia, tarpon, various bottom fish, amberjack, and even billfish. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 When Chris Taylor presses play, footage of blue wrasse and greater amberjack fills the screen. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "Shipwrecks may help tropical fish adapt to climate change," 10 May 2019 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

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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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15 Jan 2020

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“Amberjack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amberjack. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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