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amberjack

[ am-ber-jak ]
/ ˈæm bərˌdʒæk /
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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.
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Also called amberfish.

Origin of amberjack

1890–95; amber (color) + jack1 (kind of fish)
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How to use amberjack in a sentence

  • It took me twenty-five minutes to subdue a forty-pound amberjack.

    Tales of Fishes|Zane Grey

British Dictionary definitions for amberjack

amberjack
/ (ˈæmbəˌdʒæk) /

noun
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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