king of the mackerels

Definition of king of the mackerels

: either of two large pelagic fishes of the family Molidae:
a : a fish (Ranzania truncata) of the Atlantic ocean
b : a fish (Ranzania makua) of the Pacific ocean

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“King of the mackerels.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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