yellowtail flounder
noun Date: 1950 a flounder (Limanda ferruginea) of the western Atlantic that is brownish above with rusty spots and yellow in front of the tail fin

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  • Yellowtail flounder — Taxobox name = Yellowtail flounder status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes familia = Pleuronectidae genus = Pleuronectes species = P. ferruginea binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • yellowtail flounder — noun 1. flesh of American flounder having a yellowish tail • Hypernyms: ↑flounder • Part Holonyms: ↑Limanda ferruginea 2. American flounder having a yellowish tail • Syn: ↑Limanda ferruginea • …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellowtail flounder — a righteyed flounder, Limanda ferruginea, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic coast of North America, having a yellowish tail fin and rusty red spots on the body: once commercially important, now greatly reduced in number. * * * …   Universalium

  • yellowtail flounder — yel′lowtail floun′der n. ich a spotted flounder, Limanda ferruginea, of the Atlantic coast of North America, having a yellowish tail fin …   From formal English to slang

  • yellowtail — [yel′ō tāl΄] n. pl. yellowtails or yellowtail ☆ 1. any of a genus (Seriola) of large, marine, food and game jack fishes; esp., a species ( S. lalandei) of the Pacific ☆ 2. any of various other fishes having a yellowish tail, as the yellowtail… …   English World dictionary

  • Yellowtail (fish) — A yellowtail may be any of several different species of fish. Most commonly the Yellowtail amberjack Seriola lalandi is meant. In the context of sushi, yellowtail usually refers to the Japanese amberjack, Seriola quinqueradiata . Other species… …   Wikipedia

  • yellowtail — /yel oh tayl /, n., pl. yellowtails, (esp. collectively) yellowtail. 1. a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California. 2. Also called yellowtail snapper. a small West Indian snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus. 3. See yellowtail flounder. 4. any of several …   Universalium

  • yellowtail — n. marine fish with a yellow tail found in California; type of yellow snapper; yellowtail flounder; type of other fishes with a yellow caudal fin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • righteye flounder — noun flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head • Syn: ↑righteyed flounder • Hypernyms: ↑flatfish • Hyponyms: ↑plaice, ↑Pleuronectes platessa, ↑European flatfish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • righteyed flounder — noun flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head • Syn: ↑righteye flounder • Hypernyms: ↑flatfish • Hyponyms: ↑plaice, ↑Pleuronectes platessa, ↑European flatfish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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