yellowtail

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Etymology[edit]

yellow +‎ tail

Noun[edit]

yellowtail (plural yellowtails)

  1. yellowtail amberjack, Seriola lalandi.
  2. A fish native to the northwest Pacific, often used in sushi, the Japanese amberjack, Seriola quinqueradiata.
  3. Any of various fish with yellow tails, including:
    1. Atlantic bumper, Chloroscombrus chrysurus.
    2. yellowtail flounder, Limanda ferruginea.
    3. yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus.
    4. whitespotted devil, Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus
    5. yellowtail horse mackerel, Trachurus novaezelandiae.
  4. A European moth
  5. The yellow-tailed black cockatoo, a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia.
  6. The yellow-tailed oriole, a passerine bird in the New World family Icteridae.
  7. The yellow-tailed woolly monkey, a New World primate endemic to Peru.

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Adjective[edit]

yellowtail (not comparable)

  1. Having a yellow tail.