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frigate mackerel

noun
1.
a small, blue-green, black-striped fish, Auxis thazard, abundant in tropical seas, having dark, oily flesh that is sometimes used as food.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples for frigate mackerel
  • Pacific mackerel typically have four to six, while bullet and frigate mackerel have seven to eight finlets.

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