horse mackerel

noun

Definition of horse mackerel

1 : any of various large carangid food fishes especially : jack mackerel

Examples of horse mackerel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At his six-seat sushi restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Yasuhiro Hirano — clad in gloves and a cloth face mask — unveiled two wooden boxes filled with cuts of glistening fish: golden-eye snapper, yellowtail, shima aji, belt fish and horse mackerel. Los Angeles Times, "Surviving the Shutdown: Wagyu and uni help keep the lights on at Sushi I-Naba," 6 Apr. 2020 In the Mediterranean samples there were rock gobies, horse mackerel and sardines. The Economist, "Using sponges to census the ocean," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of horse mackerel

circa 1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Horse mackerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horse%20mackerel. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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