plural pejerreyes
or pejerreys
: any of various silversides of the South American coasts
especially : any of several relatively large silversides that resemble mackerel and are important as food

Word History


Spanish, silversides, from Spanish dialect peje fish (from Latin piscis) + Spanish rey king, from Latin reg-, rex

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“Pejerrey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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