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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various fishes of the family Scombridae; Flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish..

Usage examples (30)
  • Captain Cherry caught a little mackerel about six or eight inches long and I caught a little speckled sea bass about the same size, so we had food for a couple of days
  • At first we baited with pieces of white linen, as the mackerel is a greedy fish, and will bite at any glittering object in the water.
  • Kala -- a fish akin to our mackerel which is often extracted of oil for other use before making into fishcakes
  • Buckling is a hot smoked product made from herring although other similar fish such as mackerel could be substituted. for more
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