Meaning of amberjack in English:


Pronunciation /ˈambədʒak/


  • A large marine game fish which occurs in inshore tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic and South Pacific.

    Genus Seriola, family Carangidae: several species

    ‘In this scenario, salmon, cod, amberjack, red snapper, and other fish are raised in the cages and are fed ground fish meal from rafts on the surface.’
    • ‘Like Majorca, the sea around Menorca abounds with shoaling barracuda, amberjack, dentex and dolphins.’
    • ‘Some giant trevallies, the odd green jobfish and a solitary amberjack had paid us a visit, together with an ever-present and rather annoying pack of small reef sharks.’
    • ‘Large numbers of amberjack, bream, parrotfish and grouper can be found.’


Late 19th century from amber(because of its yellowish tail) + jack.