Definitions

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

  • n. 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.
  • n. Any of several other fishes having a yellowish tail, as the silver perch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fish native to the northwest Pacific, often used in sushi.
  • n. Any of various fish, see Wikipedia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (Seriola dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon.
  • n. The mademoiselle, or silver perch.
  • n. The menhaden.
  • n. The runner, 12.
  • n. A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).
  • n. The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An earthworm yellow about the tail.
  • n. One of various fishes.
  • Yellow-tailed.
  • n. A fish, Ocyurus chrysurus, belonging to the family Lutianidæ, and found from Florida to Brazil.
  • n. In Victoria and New South Wales, Trachurus declivis, a species slightly different from the horse-mackerel of Europe.

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

  • n. game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin
  • n. superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail

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Examples

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  • SavoryTV - You’re welcome, and I agree - yellowtail is quite delicious.

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  • The cold and hot Asian tapas menus include bites such as crispy calamari (65 Hong Kong dollars, or about US$8), dungeness crab fritter (HK$75) and a dish called "yellowtail jalapeno" (HK$105), which comes with papaya relish, kaffir lime and cilantro.

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  • But the yellowtail was the best yellowtail sushi I've ever had.

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