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(Science: zoology) 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.

Synonym: cavasina, and white salmon.

The mademoiselle, or silver perch.

The menhaden.

The runner.

A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).

The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).

Several other fishes are also locally called yellowtail.