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 On the good days, pier fishermen are catching a lot of undersized mutton snappers, pompano, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, jack crevalles, big ladyfish and lots of bluerunners. Alan Sherman, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Out in the open waters close to the Gulf of Mexico, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and jack crevalles were bending his client’s fishing rods. Alan Sherman, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 From the coast, anglers fishing Dixey Bar report swarms of jumbo redfish mixed in with jack crevalle taking just about anything that hits the water. Frank Sargeant, al, 5 Nov. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jack crevalle was in 1948

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“Jack crevalle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20crevalle. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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