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 And the sliced amberjack, halibut and bigeye tuna in the chirashizushi was a glistening bed of flower petals. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sanity, delivered," 11 Apr. 2020 His signature quickly became the Duck Fat Poached Fish, which lends a layer of richness to firm fishes like swordfish and amberjack (the fish of choice varies with what’s available). al, "These are the 10 best restaurants in Birmingham in 2020," 3 Mar. 2020 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

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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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“Amberjack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amberjack. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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