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jack mackerel

noun
1.
a mackerellike food fish, Trachurus symmetricus, of Pacific coastal waters of the U.S.
Also called horse mackerel.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for jack mackerel
  • jack mackerel are currently underutilized while the other three species are fully utilized.
  • There are maps showing the distribution of sardine, anchovy and jack mackerel eggs.

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