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yellow jack

noun, plural (especially collectively) yellow jack (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) yellow jacks for 3.
1.
Informal. quarantine flag.
2.
Pathology, yellow fever.
3.
any carangoid fish, especially a Caribbean food fish, Caranx bartholomaei.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for yellow jack

yellow jack

noun
1.
(pathol) another name for yellow fever
2.
another name for quarantine flag
3.
any of certain large yellowish carangid food fishes, esp Caranx bartholomaei, of warm and tropical Atlantic waters
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