[ am-ber-jak ]
/ ˈæm bərˌdʒæk /

noun, plural (especially collectively) am·ber·jack, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) am·ber·jacks.

any of several yellow to coppery fork-tailed fishes of the genus Seriola, as S. dumerili of warm Atlantic waters.

Origin of amberjack

1890–95; amber (color) + jack1 (kind of fish)
Also called amberfish. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for amberjack

/ (ˈæmbəˌdʒæk) /


any of several large carangid fishes of the genus Seriola, esp S. dumerili, with golden markings when young, occurring in tropical and subtropical Atlantic waters

Word Origin for amberjack

C19: from amber + jack 1
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