[ sawr-uhl ]
/ ˈsɔr əl /
any of several elongated marine fishes of the genus Trachurus, having bony plates along each side.
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Origin of saurel
1880–85; <French, equivalent to saur- (<Late Latin saurus jack mackerel <Greek saûros sea fish) + -el noun suffix
Words nearby saurel
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British Dictionary definitions for saurel
/ (ˈsɔːrəl) /
a US name for horse mackerel (def. 1)
Word Origin for saurel
C19: via French from Late Latin saurus, from Greek sauros, of obscure origin
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