yellowtail-snapper

yellowtail

[yel-oh-teyl]
noun, plural yellowtails (especially collectively) yellowtail.
1.
a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California.
2.
Also called yellowtail snapper. a small West Indian snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus.
4.
any of several other fishes with a yellow caudal fin.

Origin:
1600–10; yellow + tail1

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yellowtail (ˈjɛləʊˌteɪl)
 
n , pl -tails, -tail
1.  a carangid game fish, Seriola dorsalis, of coastal waters of S California and Mexico, having a yellow tail fin
2.  any of various similar fishes
3.  Another name for goldtail moth Also called: yellowtail moth any of various similar fishes
4.  (Austral) another word for yellowtail kingfish

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