jurel

[hoo-rel]

noun

any of several carangid food fishes, especially of the genus Caranx, found in warm seas.

Nearby words

  1. juration,
  2. juratory,
  3. jurd,
  4. jure divino,
  5. jure humano,
  6. juridical,
  7. juridical days,
  8. juried,
  9. jurisconsult,
  10. jurisdiction

Origin of jurel

1750–60; < Spanish < Catalan sorell, probably < Latin saurus < Greek saûros lizard

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British Dictionary definitions for jurel

jurel

noun

any of several carangid food fishes of the genus Caranx, of warm American Atlantic waters

Word Origin for jurel

C18: from Spanish, from Catalan sorell, from Late Latin saurus horse mackerel, from Greek sauros lizard

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