Found 2 items, similar to Horse mackerel.
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Definition: horse mackerel
n 1: largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed
in polar regions but breed in tropics [syn: bluefin
, bluefin tuna
, Thunnus thynnus
2: large elongated compressed food fish of the Atlantic waters
of Europe [syn: saurel
, Trachurus trachurus
3: a California food fish [syn: jack mackerel
, Spanish mackerel
, Trachurus symmetricus
English → English
Definition: Horse mackerel
, n. [OF. maquerel, F. maquereau (LL.
macarellus), prob. for maclereau, fr. L. macula a spot, in
allusion to the markings on the fish. See Mail
Any species of the genus Scomber
of the family
, and of several related genera. They are finely
formed and very active oceanic fishes. Most of them are
highly prized for food.
Note: The common mackerel (Scomber scombrus
inhabits both sides of the North Atlantic, is one of
the most important food fishes. It is mottled with
green and blue. The Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus
), of the American coast, is covered with
bright yellow circular spots.
, Chub mackerel
. (Zo["o]l.) See under
. See under Frigate
. See under Horse
(Zo["o]l.), the wryneck; -- so called because
it arrives in England at the time when mackerel are in
(Zo["o]l.), the Manx shearwater; -- so called
because it precedes the appearance of the mackerel on the
east coast of Ireland.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Garfish
(Zo["o]l.) any one of several species of gull
which feed upon or follow mackerel, as the kittiwake.
(Zo["o]l.), a very small oceanic gadoid fish
of the North Atlantic. It is about an inch and a half long
and has four barbels on the upper jaw. It is now
considered the young of the genus Onos
, or Motella
, an instrument for creasing the sides of lean
mackerel to improve their appearance. --Knight.
(Zo["o]l.), the porbeagle.
, or Mackerel-back sky
, a sky flecked with
small white clouds; a cirro-cumulus. See Cloud
Mackerel sky and mare's-tails
Make tall ships carry low sails. --Old Rhyme.