Definition of Tripletail

1. Noun. Large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail.




Definition of Tripletail

1. n. An edible fish (Lobotes Surinamensis) found in the warmer parts of all the oceans, and common on the southern and middle coasts of the United States. When living it is silvery gray, and becomes brown or blackish when dead. Its dorsal and anal fins are long, and extend back on each side of the tail. It has large silvery scales which are used in the manufacture of fancy work. Called also, locally, black perch, grouper, and flasher.

Definition of Tripletail

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Literary usage of Tripletail

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"Our only important species is the flasher or tripletail, which is found from ... The tripletail is an interesting and attractive fish, reaching a length of ..."

2. Costa Rica by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2006)
"Also caught in great numbers here are wahoo, dorado, tripletail, kingfish, Spanish and cero mackerel, jack crevalle and barracuda. ..."

3. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"... it is known by the names of "Flasher" and "tripletail"; the last being in reference to the slight appearance as of three tails, which it possesses, ..."

4. Salt Water Game Fishing by Charles Frederick Holder (1914)
"One of the most sturdy of all these fishes is the tripletail, Lobotes, which is taken up to ten or twelve pounds. No. 9 line, No. ..."

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