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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellowish-silver carangid food fish (Caranx bartholomaei) of western Atlantic and Caribbean waters.
  • n. Nautical A yellow flag hoisted on a ship to request pratique or warn of disease on board.
  • n. See yellow fever.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The illness yellow fever
  • n. A yellow flag used by ships as a warning of disease
  • n. The fish Caranx bartholomaei

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The quarantine flag. See under Quarantine.
  • n. the yellow fever; also, the quarantine flag. See Yellow flag, under Flag.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See yellow Jack, under jack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
  • n. caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
  • n. yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine

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  • (n): 1. Yellow fever, as well as
    2.the maritime quarantine flag denoting the presence of Yellow Fever;
    3. Caranx bartholomaei, one of two species of a West Indian golden and silvery food fish of the Jack family, Carangidae, inhabiting waters of the Atlantic ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil. This species grows to 1 meter in length and up to 14 kg.

    January 11, 2009

  • Yellow fever. Also called the black vomit. Usage note on facies febris.

    March 18, 2008