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Meaning of YELLOWTAIL

Pronunciation:  'yelow`teyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  game fish of S California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin
  2. [n]  superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail
 

YELLOWTAIL is a 10 letter word that starts with Y.

 

 Synonyms: Ocyurus chrysurus, Seriola dorsalis, yellowtail snapper
 
 See Also: genus Ocyurus, genus Seriola, jack, Ocyurus, Seriola, snapper

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Yel"low*tail`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) 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}.
(b) The mademoiselle, or silver perch.
(c) The menhaden.
(d) The runner, 12.
(e) A California rockfish ({Sebastodes flavidus}).
(f) The sailor's choice ({Diplodus rhomboides}).

Note: Several other fishes are also locally called
      yellowtail.

 

 

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