amberjack

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English[edit]

A greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili
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Etymology[edit]

From amber (yellow color) + jack (fish of family Carangidae).

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Noun[edit]

amberjack (countable and uncountable, plural amberjacks)

  1. Any of several large food and game yellowtail fishes of the genus Seriola, found in warm waters of all oceans.
    • 1925, Zane Grey, Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas, 2000, page 111,
      It was an amberjack, and twice as large as any I had ever seen before. As I drew up the captain's snapper this amberjack came to the surface, and I certainly yelled.
    • 2006, Jerald Horst, Mike Lane, Angler's Guide to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, page 223,
      Greater amberjacks have 11-19 gill rakers, a long anal fin base, 7 dorsal fin spines, and 30-34 dorsal fin rays.
    • 2011, Ken Schultz, Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish[1], page 31:
      The greater amberjack is the largest of the jacks, the most important amberjack to anglers, and, like most of its brethren, a strong fighter.

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