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.
The mademoiselle, or silver perch.
The runner, 12.
A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).
The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).
⇒ Several other fishes are also locally called yellowtail.
© Webster 1913.