chub mackerel

noun

Definition of chub mackerel

: a small mackerel (Pneumatophorus japonicus synonym Scomber japonicus) of the Atlantic and northeastern Pacific oceans that has a well-developed swim bladder

called also tinker mackerel

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“Chub mackerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chub%20mackerel. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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