am·​ber·​jack ˈam-bər-ˌjak How to pronounce amberjack (audio)
: 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 This includes the most relevant data for fisheries managers: the number of red snapper and greater amberjack harvested and released, and the type of habitat the fish were caught from. Bob McNally, Outdoor Life, 14 Sep. 2023 The Back Porch takes pride in popularizing amberjack, a firm white fish seldom found on menus before the restaurant began featuring it in sandwiches. Coastal Living, Southern Living, 15 June 2023 Maui is popular for both offshore trolling (blue and striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi) and bottom fishing (snapper, amberjack, hogfish, goatfish and more). Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 4 May 2023 For a more contemporary take on the island’s tradition of seafood, visit L’Ottava Nota in the city’s cosmopolitan Kalsa district for ceviche or amberjack tataki, or A’Cuncuma, which offers a tasting menu that journeys through the flavors of Sicily from both the sea and the earth. Liam Hess, Vogue, 27 July 2021 On a recent visit, diners were offered buri (Japanese amberjack), ankimo (monkfish liver), kegani (horsehair crab), shirako (cod milt), and sayori (Japanese halfbeak). William Li, Town & Country, 20 Mar. 2023 Most of the specimens are flown in whole from Japan; recent models have included amberjack, madai, triple tail and bonito. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2022 Diners can enjoy all kinds of tacos at Pujol, which serves scallop tacos with avocado, ginger and shiso, as well as squash blossom tacos with koshihikari rice and amberjack. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 Anson, the chief biologist for the Marine Resources Division, indicated that good options for greater amberjack are scarce. al, 3 May 2022 See More

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Word History


from its color

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amberjack was in 1873

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“Amberjack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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