[ yel-oh-teyl ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌteɪl /

noun, plural yel·low·tails, (especially collectively) yel·low·tail.

a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California.
Also called yellowtail snapper. a small West Indian snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus.
any of several other fishes with a yellow caudal fin.

Origin of yellowtail

First recorded in 1600–10; yellow + tail1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for yellowtail


/ (ˈjɛləʊˌteɪl) /

noun plural -tails or -tail

a carangid game fish, Seriola dorsalis, of coastal waters of S California and Mexico, having a yellow tail fin
any of various similar fishes
Also called: yellowtail moth any of various similar fishesAnother name for goldtail moth
Australian another word for yellowtail kingfish
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