Origin of horse mackerel
First recorded in 1695–1705
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An oceanic fish, well-known as the bonito or horse-mackerel.
An old Cornish name for the tunny, or a scomber, larger than the horse-mackerel.
The horse-mackerel had regained consciousness and was making the fact known.Motor Matt's Race
Stanley R. Matthews
What's that you're grumbling there, like a dead northeaster, you horse-mackerel?The Pilot
J. Fenimore Cooper
And the motorboats have frightened all the horse-mackerel away.The Corner House Girls Under Canvas
Grace Brooks Hill
- Also called: scad a mackerel-like carangid fish, Trachurus of European Atlantic waters, with a row of bony scales along the lateral lineSometimes called (US): saurel
- any of various large tunnies or related fishes
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