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Meaning of mackerel

mack•er•el

Pronunciation: (mak'ur-ul, mak'rul), [key]
— pl. -el, -els.
  1. a food fish, Scomber scombrus, of the North Atlantic, having wavy cross markings on the back.
  2. See
  3. any of various similar fishes, as the Atka mackerel.
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