spanish-mackerel

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:
1660–70, Americanism

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Spanish mackerel
 
n
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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