pejerrey

noun pej·er·rey \ˈpāhəˈrā\

Definition of pejerrey

plural

pejerreyes

\-(ˌ)yās\ or

pejerreys

  1. :  any of various silversides of the South American coasts; especially :  any of several relatively large silversides that resemble mackerel and are important as food

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Origin and Etymology of pejerrey

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


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