king mackerel

noun

Definition of king mackerel 

: a mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) of the western Atlantic Ocean that is noted especially as a fighting sport fish

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Opt for Safe and Sustainable Types Bypass fish varieties high in mercury (typically shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tuna). Woman's Day, "Everything You Need to Know About Picking Out and Preparing Fish," 19 Sep. 2018 Use Got-Cha plugs and spoons for Spanish mackerel and possibly a king mackerel or two. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing forecast: June 18, 2018," 18 June 2018 Higher-mercury fish include swordfish, king mackerel, marin, orange roughy, and tilefish. Korin Miller, SELF, "Hilary Duff May Have Eaten Sushi While Pregnant and Everyone Needs to Chill Out About It," 13 July 2018 The month sees migratory pelagics such as king mackerel and ling and dorado return to Gulf waters within boaters’ range, drawn by warming temperatures and flourishing forage. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Better days ahead for Texas offshore anglers," 23 June 2018 Mercury and other toxins are highest in large predator fish like shark, swordfish, marlin and king mackerel because toxins accumulate up the food chain. Bianca Arney, baltimoresun.com, "Eating fish for your best health," 2 May 2018 Again, due to mercury concerns, pregnant women should not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. Bianca Arney, baltimoresun.com, "Eating fish for your best health," 2 May 2018 In 2001, the FDA recommended that pregnant women and women who might become pregnant limit their fish intake to 12 ounces a week, and avoid several high-mercury fish, including shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish. Annie Behr, Slate Magazine, "The Scales Have Tipped on Fish and Pregnancy," 20 May 2017

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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