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Atka mackerel

[at-kuh] /ˈæt kə/
noun
1.
a black-banded mackerel, Pleurogrammus monopterygius, of northern Pacific seas.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; named after Atka, an island in SW Alaska near the fishing grounds
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