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

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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Cite this Entry

“Atka mackerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atka%20mackerel. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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