jack crevalle


Definition of jack crevalle

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

Examples of jack crevalle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the coast, surf fishing remains very good anytime the water clears, with lots of whiting, a few leftover pompano, jack crevalle, blues and Spanish. Frank Sargeant, al, 21 May 2021 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, 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of jack crevalle

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 24 Jun. 2021.

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