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horse mackerel

Origin of horse mackerel
1695-1705
1695-1705
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  • The horse mackerel (Caranx trachurus) is found principally in the same parts, where it devours the fry of other fishes.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • Dog fish, too, are sometimes taken; as are conger eels, and horse mackerel.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • The horse mackerel, green cavalla, and the jack are often found most unwholesome when caught in West Indian waters.

British Dictionary definitions for horse mackerel

horse mackerel

noun
1.
Also called scad. a mackerel-like carangid fish, Trachurus of European Atlantic waters, with a row of bony scales along the lateral line Sometimes called (US) saurel
2.
any of various large tunnies or related fishes
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