Definition of amberjack in English:


Syllabification: am·ber·jack
Pronunciation: /ˈambərˌjak


  • A large marine game fish found in inshore tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic and South Pacific.
    • Genus Seriola, family Carangidae: several species
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    • 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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