horse mackerel

/ˈhɔs mækərəl/ (say 'haws makuhruhl)

noun (plural horse mackerel or horse mackerels)
1. any of several carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus as T. declivis and T. novae-zelandiae, found in Australian waters or T. symmetricus, of the Pacific coast of the US.
2. bonito.
Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Horse mackerel — Mackerel Mack er*el, 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} armor.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Scomber} of the family {Scombridae} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horse mackerel — is the popular name of various large fishes, such as the tuna, and the scad or saurel of the Pacific coast:*Australian bonito (Sarda australis) *various Jack mackerels *Pilot Fish …   Wikipedia

  • Horse Mackerel — is a common name for a range of species of fish throughout the English speaking world. It is commonly applied to small pelagic fishes, particularly those of the genus Trachurus or Caranx …   Wikipedia

  • horse mackerel — n. 1. any of various large tuna 2. any of various jack fishes (genus Trachurus) having a bony plate along the entire lateral line …   English World dictionary

  • horse mackerel — Tuna Tu na, n. [Cf. {Tunny}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the mackerel family {Scombridae}, especially the {bluefin tuna} ({Thunnus thynnus}, formerly {Orcynus thynnus} or {Albacora thynnus}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse mackerel — Tunny Tun ny (t[u^]n n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chiefly British equivalent of {tuna}; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse mackerel — Jurel Ju rel, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A yellow carangoid fish of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts ({Caranx chrysos}), most abundant southward, where it is valued as a food fish; called also {hardtail}, {horse crevall[ e]}, {jack}, {buffalo jack}, {skipjack},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse mackerel — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse mackerel — paprastoji stauridė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Trachurus trachurus trachurus angl. buck mackerel; common scad; horse mackerel; maasbanker; rough scad; saurel rus. европейская средиземноморско… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • horse mackerel — Saurel Sau rel, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carangoid fish of the genus {Trachurus}, especially {T. trachurus}, or {T. saurus}, of Europe and America, and {T. picturatus} of California. Called also {skipjack}, and {horse mackerel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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