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saurel

[sawr-uh l] /ˈsɔr əl/
noun
1.
any of several elongated marine fishes of the genus Trachurus, having bony plates along each side.
Origin of saurel
1880-1885
1880-85; < French, equivalent to saur- (< Late Latin saurus jack mackerel < Greek saûros sea fish) + -el noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for saurel

saurel

/ˈsɔːrəl/
noun
1.
a US name for horse mackerel (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: via French from Late Latin saurus, from Greek sauros, of obscure origin
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