Yel"low*tail` (?), n. Zool. (a)

Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (S. dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon.

(b)

The mademoiselle, or silver perch.

(c)

The menhaden.

(d)

The runner, 12.

(e)

A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).

(f)

The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).

⇒ Several other fishes are also locally called yellowtail.

 

© Webster 1913.

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