Spanish mackerel

noun

Definition of Spanish mackerel

: a large mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) that is bluish above with oval brown spots on the sides, is found off the Atlantic coast of North America from Cape Cod to the Yucatán, and is an important food and game fish

First Known Use of Spanish mackerel

1666, in the meaning defined above

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“Spanish mackerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spanish%20mackerel. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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