Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Carangidœ and genus Seriola. There are several species. They have a fusiform contour, but with the snout more or less decurved. The color is generally blackish, with dark or blackish bands encroaching upon the dorsal and anal fins. The spinous dorsal fin is well developed. Some of the species are esteemed as food. They vary from about a foot to 4 or 5 feet in length. Species are found in almost all tropical and warm waters, and at least six occur along the coasts of the United States.
- n. An amberjack.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Zoöl.) Any of several amber to coppery fork-tailed warm-water carangid fishes of the genus Seriola, especially a large vigorous sport fish of the southern Atlantic coast (Seriola Dumerili). It is also called the
- n. any of several amber to coppery fork-tailed warm-water carangid fishes
- amber + fish (Wiktionary)
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