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

Word History


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

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“Trachurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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