horse mackerel


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 Rather than the usual aji, or Japanese horse mackerel, the aquarium has been trying to feed its penguins a more common type of mackerel called saba that’s larger and, according to the finicky, flightless birds, less appetizing. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 7 July 2022 Summery seafood offerings include sashimi, charred fillets of horse mackerel wrapped around asparagus, and an exceptionally buttery scallop risotto, served appealingly on the pearly half shell. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 4 June 2021 Instead, Currie’s nets caught mostly gurnards, Cape horse mackerel, spiny dogfish, and shallow-water hake, and white sea catfish, which together made up 85 percent of Currie’s catch, compared with a historical three percent. Petro Kotzé, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Dec. 2020 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, 6 Apr. 2020 In the Mediterranean samples there were rock gobies, horse mackerel and sardines. The Economist, 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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14 Jul 2022

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“Horse mackerel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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