from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellowish-silver carangid food fish (Caranx bartholomaei syn. Carangoides bartholomaei) of western Atlantic and Caribbean waters.
  • noun Nautical A yellow flag hoisted on a ship to request pratique or warn of disease on board.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See yellow Jack, under jack.

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  • noun The illness yellow fever
  • noun nautical A yellow flag used by ships as a warning of disease
  • noun The fish Caranx bartholomaei

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  • noun fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
  • noun caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
  • noun yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine


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  • Yellow fever. Also called the black vomit. Usage note on facies febris.

    March 18, 2008

  • (n): 1. Yellow fever, as well as

    2.the maritime quarantine flag denoting the presence of Yellow Fever;

    3. Caranx bartholomaei, one of two species of a West Indian golden and silvery food fish of the Jack family, Carangidae, inhabiting waters of the Atlantic ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil. This species grows to 1 meter in length and up to 14 kg.

    January 11, 2009