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jack mackerel

n.
Any of various carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, especially T. symmetricus of eastern Pacific coastal waters, valued for food and game.
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jack′ mack`erel


n.
an edible carangid fish, Trachurus symmetricus, of the Pacific North American coast, resembling a mackerel.
Also called horse mackerel.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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