Definition of Mackerel in English :

Define Mackerel in English

Mackerel meaning in English

Meaning of Mackerel in English

Pronunciation of Mackerel in English

Mackerel pronunciation in English

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1. mackerel

flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish

2. mackerel

any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

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noun plural -rel or -rels
a spiny-finned food fish, Scomber scombrus, occurring in northern coastal regions of the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean: family Scombridae. It has a deeply forked tail and a greenish-blue body marked with wavy dark bands on the back
Compare Spanish mackerel (sense 1)
any of various other fishes of the family Scombridae, such as Scomber colias (Spanish mackerel) and S. japonicus (Pacific mackerel)

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nounWord forms: plural ˈmackerel or ˈmackerels
any of various scombroid fishes; esp., an edible fish (Scomber scombrus) of the North Atlantic, that has a greenish, blue-striped back and a silvery belly

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n. pl. mackerel or mack·er·els
1. Any of various marine fishes of the family Scombridae, especially Scomber scombrus of the North Atlantic Ocean, a predatory food fish having dark wavy bars on the back and a silvery belly.
2. Any of various similar fishes, such as the horse mackerels.

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