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Definition of the noun yellow jack
What does yellow jack mean as a name of something?
- caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
- yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine
- fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific name: Caranx bartholomaei
- more generic word: jack = any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
- geographic area: Western Atlantic Ocean
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Alternative definition of the noun yellow jack
- The illness yellow fever
- [nautical] A yellow flag used by ships as a warning of disease
- The fish Caranx bartholomaei
"Yellow Jack" is a 1934 play and a 1938 Hollywood movie by the same name. Both were co-written by Sidney Howard and Paul de Kruif.
- also known as "Yellow jack, a history"
"Yellow Jack" is a 1938 historical drama film written by Edward Chodorov and directed by George B. Seitz.
- also known as Kersantti Kuubasta
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producer: Jack Cummings
- art direction by Cedric Gibbons
- written by Edward Chodorov
- based on "Yellow Jack" by Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif
- Robert Montgomery as John O'Hara
- Virginia Bruce as Frances Blake
- Lewis Stone as Maj. Walter Reed
- Andy Devine as Charlie Spill
- Henry Hull as Dr. Jesse Lazear
- Charles Coburn as Dr. Finlay
- Buddy Ebsen as Jellybeans
- Henry O'Neill as Major Gorgas
- Janet Beecher as Miss MacDade
- William "Bill" Henry as Breen
- Alan Curtis as Brinkerhof
- Sam Levene as Busch
- Stanley Ridges as Dr. James Carroll
- Phillip Terry as Louis Ferguson
- Jonathan Hale as Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood
- cinematography by Lester H. White
- edited by Blanche Sewell
- music by William Axt
- genres: War film, Romance Film, Historical fiction, Drama
- released on (76 years ago)
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yellow Jack
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by Breverton, Terry
YELLOW JACK Tropical fever or yellow fever, which turned the victims yellow with jaundice and made them spew up black vomit. The 'Yellow Jack' was therefore a flag flown by ships to indicate that there was disease aboard.
Dictionary of Americanisms (1877)
A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett
Yellow Jack. A term for the yellow fever, which probably originated among seamen ; a yellow flag (a flag being called a jack) being generally displayed at naval hospitals, or from vessels at quarantine, to denote the existence of contagious ...
by Scott Dowding
They can be found in the soft bottom region of the subtidal zone to depths of up to 150 feet, yellow jack—n. 1. a Caribbean food fish belonging to the genus Caranx bartholomaei, that is yellow and silver in color, yellowlegs—n. 1. either of two ...
by John F. Mariani
the “yellow jack” (C. bartholomaei); and the yellowtail(S. dorsalis).
by Random House
silverback, single-track, steeplejack, stickleback, Syriac, tamarack, tenure-track, umiak, Union Jack, yellow jack, zodiac; Adirondack, ammoniac, amnesiac, biofeedback, celeriac, counterattack, demoniac, elegiac, insomniac, Monterey Jack, ...
Dictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Yellow Jack. The flag displayed from lazarettos, naval hospitals, and vessols in quarantine. (See Union Jack.) Yellowley (Mr. Triptolemus). The experimental agriculturist. — Sir Walter Scott, "T/te Pirate." Mistress Baby [Barbara] Yellowley.
The Encyclopedia Americana (1905)
A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach
YELLOW JACK — YELLOW PINE INDUSTRY A Map from the 'Review of Reviews ' showing the Location of the Four Great Lumber-Producing Districts in tlie United States, with the General Distribution of Yellow-Pine Timber in the South.
Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Yellow Jack. The flag displayed from lazarettos, naval hospitals, and vessels in quarantine. (See TJhios Jack.) Yellow Jack fever. "Raymond and all bis family died of . fever, and Fernando . . . bad passed a few recovering from a touch of yellow ...
A Dictionary of the English Language... with an Appendix Containing a Copious Scotch Glossary, a Pronouncing Vocabulary of Proper Names, Various Other Useful Tables and a Supplement of Additional Words and Meanings Mainly Abridged from Webster's International Dictionary. Over 1100 Illustrations
– Yellow Jack (Naut.), the yellow fever; also, the quarantine flag ...
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