Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several large marine fishes of the genus Seriola having a yellowish tail, especially S. lalandi of subtropical waters worldwide, which is a popular game fish in coastal waters of southern California and Mexico.
  • noun Any of several other fishes having a yellowish tail, such as the yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea), the yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus), and the North American silver perch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish, Ocyurus chrysurus, belonging to the family Lutianidæ, and found from Florida to Brazil.
  • noun In Victoria and New South Wales, Trachurus declivis, a species slightly different from the horse-mackerel of Europe.
  • noun An earthworm yellow about the tail.
  • noun One of various fishes.
  • Yellow-tailed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (Seriola dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon.
  • noun The mademoiselle, or silver perch.
  • noun The menhaden.
  • noun The runner, 12.
  • noun A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).
  • noun The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fish native to the northwest Pacific, often used in sushi.
  • noun Any of various fish, see Wikipedia

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin
  • noun superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail

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