Definition of yellowtail
: any of various fishes having a yellow or yellowish tail: such asa : 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 bodyb : silver perch ac : 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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Seasonal seafood: Alligator, blue crab, clams, flounder, grouper, king mackeral, mahi mahi, oysters, yellowtail snapper, shrimp, tilapia, tilefish and yellow tuna.
Dolphin were biting offshore, blackfin tunas were at the humps and yellowtail snappers were on the reefs.
Fishmongers sometimes get caught labeling, for example, skipjack tuna as more expensive yellowtail.
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