yel·​low·​tail | \ ˈye-lō-ˌtāl How to pronounce yellowtail (audio) , ˈye-lə-\
plural yellowtail or yellowtails

Definition of yellowtail

: any of various fishes having a yellow or yellowish tail: such as
a : any of several carangid fishes (genus Seriola) especially : a food and sport fish (S. lalandi) of the Pacific and Indian oceans having a yellow stripe along each side of the body
c : a snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) that is a sport and food fish found from Massachusetts to Brazil and is olive to bluish above with yellow spots and a broad yellow stripe along each side of the body

called also yellowtail snapper

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Couple that with the current water temperatures and the yellowtail seem locked in. Bryce Miller,, "'Biggest schools of yellowtail I've ever seen' invade Coronado Islands," 22 June 2018 Kanesaka's technique and brigade are textbook-perfect: Otsumami small bites are his wheelhouse (sliced yellowtail wrapped around daikon radish ribbons, sweet amaebi shrimp topped with uni), and the nigiri are wonderfully balanced. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Places for Sushi in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 Every Liholiho poke starts as a whole tuna loin, either from yellowtail or bigeye, depending on what’s running at the time. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 The classic cold dishes include yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, tiradito, red snapper sashimi with dry miso and yuzu, bluefin toro tartare, lobster ceviche on butter lettuce, and lobster and shiitake salad with spicy lemon dressing. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Nobu Houston," 30 May 2018 Well-seared, the king yellowtail is lush and succulent: Seafood, from $2 to $32 during restaurant hours, Sakanaya at Wokuni, 327 Lexington Avenue (39th Street), 212-447-1212, Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Sushi-Grade Fish Straight From Japan," 9 Apr. 2018 As depicted, the yellowtail sashimi glows a rosy pink thanks to a delicate film of ponzu. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Radio Anago is Brendan Sodikoff’s sushi cave under the deep dark sea . . .," 3 May 2018 Not a bad inventory, mind you — reasonably fresh tuna, salmon, octopus, salmon roe, mackerel, crab stick, tamago, yellowtail, shrimp, cucumber — just no points for show. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Yummi delivers with sushi, ramen and rockin’ rolls," 15 Mar. 2018 The yellowtail and tuna are raised in Japan at the aqua farms owned by Tokyo Ichiban Foods, a large restaurant company that has Wokuni in its lineup. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Sushi-Grade Fish Straight From Japan," 9 Apr. 2018

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circa 1622, in the meaning defined above

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