amber jack

amberjack

[am-ber-jak]
noun, plural (especially collectively) amberjack (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) amberjacks.
any of several yellow to coppery fork-tailed fishes of the genus Seriola, as S. dumerili of warm Atlantic waters.
Also called amberfish.


Origin:
1890–95; amber (color) + jack1 (kind of fish)

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amberjack (ˈæmbəˌdʒæk)
 
n
any of several large carangid fishes of the genus Seriola, esp S. dumerili, with golden markings when young, occurring in tropical and subtropical Atlantic waters
 
[C19: from amber + jack1]

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