yellowtail

noun yel·low·tail \ ˈye-lō-ˌtāl , ˈye-lə- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of yellowtail

plural yellowtail or yellowtails
: 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
b : silver perch a
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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1709


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