yellowtail

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Etymology[edit]

Bahuvrihi compound of yellow +‎ tail

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yellowtail (not comparable)

  1. Having a 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 (Euproctis similis)
  5. The yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus), a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia.
  6. The yellow-tailed oriole (Icterus mesomelas), a passerine bird in the New World family Icteridae.
  7. The yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda), a New World primate endemic to Peru.

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