Atka mackerel

noun

At·​ka mackerel ˈat-kə- How to pronounce Atka mackerel (audio) ˈät- How to pronounce Atka mackerel (audio)
: a greenling (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) that is a food fish found in Alaska and adjacent regions

Examples of Atka mackerel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rockfish are also replacing Atka mackerel and pollock as dominant foragers in much of the region. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Atka Island, Alaska

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atka mackerel was in 1884

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“Atka mackerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atka%20mackerel. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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