cavasina
Yellowtail Yel"low*tail`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) 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}. (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}). [1913 Webster]

Note: Several other fishes are also locally called yellowtail. [1913 Webster]


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  • Diplodus rhomboides — Yellowtail Yel low*tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sebastodes flavidus — Yellowtail Yel low*tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seriola dorsalis — Yellowtail Yel low*tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white salmon — Yellowtail Yel low*tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yellowtail — Yel low*tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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