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Definition of "yellowtail" []

  • Any of several large marine game fishes of the genus Seriola, having a yellow or yellowish tail, such as S. dorsalis, of coastal waters of southern California and Mexico. (noun)
  • Any of several other fishes having a yellowish tail, as the silver perch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "yellowtail" in a sentence
  • "A little background information about yellowtail: A lot of people think that yellowtail is a type of tuna."
  • "The yellowtail is a super duper powerful swimmer and has a very aerodynamic … er … aquadynamic?"
  • "But work with me here - it does use red pepper powder, and technically yellowtail is mostly found in Baja California (at least in North America), which is part of Mexico!"