Definitions for yellowtailˈyɛl oʊˌteɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yel•low•tailˈyɛl oʊˌteɪl(n.)(pl.)-tails; -tail.

  1. a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. Also called yel′lowtail snap′per. a small West Indian snapper

    Ocyurus chrysurus.

    Category: Ichthyology

  3. any of several other fishes with a yellow tail fin.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of yellowtail:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellowtail, yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus(noun)

    superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail

  2. yellowtail, Seriola dorsalis(noun)

    game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin


  1. yellowtail(Noun)

    A fish native to the northwest Pacific, often used in sushi.

  2. yellowtail(Noun)

    Any of various fish, see Wikipedia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yellowtail(noun)

    any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (S. dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon

  2. Yellowtail(noun)

    the mademoiselle, or silver perch

  3. Yellowtail(noun)

    the menhaden

  4. Yellowtail(noun)

    the runner, 12

  5. Yellowtail(noun)

    a California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus)

  6. Yellowtail(noun)

    the sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides)


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