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mackerel

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mackerel

noun mack·er·el \ˈma-k(ə-)rəl\

: a large fish that lives in the northern Atlantic Ocean and is often eaten as food

plural mackerel or mackerels

Full Definition of MACKEREL

1
:  a scombroid fish (Scomber scombrus of the family Scombridae) of the North Atlantic that is green above with dark blue bars and silvery below and is a commercially important food fish
2
:  any of various fishes (as the wahoo and king mackerel) in the same family as the mackerel especially when distinguished from the related bonito or tuna by a comparatively smaller size

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Origin of MACKEREL

Middle English makerel, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with MACKEREL

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