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horse mackerel

Origin of horse mackerel
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705
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Historical Examples
  • The horse mackerel, green cavalla, and the jack are often found most unwholesome when caught in West Indian waters.

  • The horse mackerel (Caranx trachurus) is found principally in the same parts, where it devours the fry of other fishes.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • Dog fish, too, are sometimes taken; as are conger eels, and horse mackerel.

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    G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for horse mackerel

horse mackerel

noun
1.
Also called scad. a mackerel-like carangid fish, Trachurus of European Atlantic waters, with a row of bony scales along the lateral line Sometimes called (US) saurel
2.
any of various large tunnies or related fishes
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