Definition of amberjack in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈambədʒak/


A large marine game fish which occurs in inshore tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic and South Pacific.
  • Genus Seriola, family Carangidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • In this scenario, salmon, cod, amberjack, red snapper, and other fish are raised in the cages and are fed ground fish meal from rafts on the surface.
  • Like Majorca, the sea around Menorca abounds with shoaling barracuda, amberjack, dentex and dolphins.
  • Some giant trevallies, the odd green jobfish and a solitary amberjack had paid us a visit, together with an ever-present and rather annoying pack of small reef sharks.


Late 19th century: from amber (because of its yellowish tail) + jack1.

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