jack crevalle


Definition of jack crevalle

: a carangid fish (Caranx hippos) that is an important food fish especially along the west coast of Florida

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Recent Examples on the Web There are also small fish like permits and jack crevalles, a loggerhead turtle named Blue and a roughtail stingray named Ray Charles — both female. Washington Post, "Sandy-ravaged aquarium opens splashy new shark exhibit," 26 June 2018

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Jack crevalle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20crevalle. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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