Spanish mackerel

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an American game fish, Scomberomorus maculatus, inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean.
any of various similar scombroid fishes.
(in California) the jack mackerel.
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Origin of Spanish mackerel

An Americanism dating back to 1660–70
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Spanish mackerel

Also called: kingfish any scombroid food fish of the genus Scomberomorus, esp S. maculatus, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Scombridae (mackerels, tunnies, etc)
a mackerel, Scomber colias, of European and E North American coasts that is similar to the common Atlantic mackerel
any of various related marine food fishes, esp Scomberomerus Commerson
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