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[am-ber-jak] /ˈæm bərˌdʒæk/
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 of amberjack
1890-95; amber (color) + jack1 (kind of fish) Unabridged
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Examples from the web for amberjack
  • The fish commonly caught include grouper, grunts, snapper and amberjack.
  • Not that the plump, yellow-tailed amberjack was still alive, mind you.
  • The underreporting was particularly apparent with respect to grouper and amberjack.
British Dictionary definitions for amberjack


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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