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Spanish mackerel

noun
1.
an American game fish, Scomberomorus maculatus, inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
any of various similar scombroid fishes.
3.
(in California) the jack mackerel.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for Spanish mackerel

Spanish mackerel

noun
1.
Also called kingfish. any scombroid food fish of the genus Scomberomorus, esp S. maculatus, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Scombridae (mackerels, tunnies, etc)
2.
a mackerel, Scomber colias, of European and E North American coasts that is similar to the common Atlantic mackerel
3.
any of various related marine food fishes, esp Scomberomerus Commerson
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