Trachurus

noun
Tra·​chu·​rus | \ trəˈkyu̇rəs \

Definition of Trachurus

: a genus of marine carangid fishes including various important food fishes — compare horse mackerel, jack mackerel

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History and Etymology for Trachurus

New Latin, from Greek trachouros horse mackerel, from trachys rough + oura tail; akin to Greek orrhos buttocks

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“Trachurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trachurus. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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