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amberjack

[am-ber-jak] /ˈæm bərˌdʒæk/
noun, plural (especially collectively) amberjack (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) amberjacks.
1.
any of several yellow to coppery fork-tailed fishes of the genus Seriola, as S. dumerili of warm Atlantic waters.
Also called amberfish.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; amber (color) + jack1 (kind of fish)
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amberjack

/ˈæmbəˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from amber + jack1
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