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

Examples of yellowtail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On weekends, check out specials like the roast beef ramen and pork shabbu shabbu ramen, as well as fancy Japanese appetizers like yellowtail with saikyo miso, and tofu balls in octopus vinegar. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "It’s ramen season: Warm bowls from these 7 top restaurants are now available to-go," 16 Dec. 2020 Try the: Naruto Roll, with choice of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, eel, and/or crabstick with avocado, tobiko, and special sauce all rolled inside a paper-thin sheet of cucumber. Joey Morona, cleveland, "12 must-try sushi rolls in Greater Cleveland," 20 Oct. 2020 Entrees feature a choice of mushroom or jumbo shrimp risotto and coq au vin; the $45 upgrade includes choice of rack of lamb, duck breast or pan-roasted yellowtail snapper filets; and dessert. Phillip Valys,, "Dine Out Lauderdale: Top 5 summer dining deals at Broward restaurants," 24 Sep. 2020 Also, the hatchery has been researching California yellowtail, a species more likely to be farmed using traditional aquaculture methods, like salmon, than to be released to the wild. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bill will strengthen and expand Carlsbad fish hatchery program," 7 Sep. 2020 Wild Planet Sustainably caught tuna, salmon, sardines, yellowtail, mackerel, and anchovies. Mackenzie Fegan, Bon Appétit, "Where To Buy Tinned and Cured Fish Online," 21 May 2020 Fillings can be upgraded with toro, shrimp tempura or yellowtail. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Make ramen, pizza, sushi and sourdough with fun meal kits from Dallas restaurants," 1 May 2020 Inside was an oceanic treasure trove: 10 pounds of Scottish salmon, a five-pound filet of yellowtail from Japan, a two-pound chunk of ruby-red Bigeye tuna from Hawaii, frozen jumbo shrimp and a jar of pearlescent orange trout roe. Los Angeles Times, "Restaurant vendors are now selling to the public. Here’s why it might hurt them instead of help.," 28 Apr. 2020 Raw bar options include yellowtail tuna tartare, seafood ceviche with blood orange leche de tigre, and lump crab and avocado roll. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Alma: South American ‘soul’ food in Highland Village," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of yellowtail

circa 1622, in the meaning defined above

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30 Dec 2020

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“Yellowtail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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