WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
am•ber•jack  (ambər jak′),USA pronunciation n., pl. (esp. collectively) -jack,  (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -jacks. 
  1. Fishany of several yellow to coppery fork-tailed fishes of the genus Seriola, as S. dumerili of warm Atlantic waters. Also called  amberfish. 
  • amber (color) + jack1 (kind of fish) 1890–95


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

amberjack /ˈæmbəˌdʒæk/ n
  1. any of several large carangid fishes of the genus Seriola, esp S. dumerili, with golden markings when young, occurring in tropical and subtropical Atlantic waters
Etymology: 19th Century: from amber + jack1



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