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 menhaden.


The runner, 12.


A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).


The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).

⇒ Several other fishes are also locally called yellowtail.


© Webster 1913.

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