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 for horse mackerel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saurel \Sau"rel\, n. (Zool.)
     Any carangoid fish of the genus Trachurus, especially
     Trachurus trachurus, or Trachurus saurus, of Europe and
     America, and Trachurus picturatus of California. Called
     also skipjack, and horse mackerel.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jurel \Ju"rel\, n. (Zool.)
     A yellow carangoid fish of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts
     ({Caranx chrysos), most abundant southward, where it is
     valued as a food fish; -- called also hardtail, horse
     crevall['e], jack, buffalo jack, skipjack, yellow
     mackerel, and sometimes, improperly, horse mackerel. Other
     species of Caranx (as Caranx fallax) are also sometimes
     called jurel. Juridic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mackerel \Mack`er*el\, n. [OF. maquerel, F. maquereau (LL.
     macarellus), prob. for maclereau, fr. L. macula a spot, in
     allusion to the markings on the fish. See Mail armor.]
     (Zool.)
     Any species of the genus Scomber of the family
     Scombridae, and of several related genera. They are finely
     formed and very active oceanic fishes. Most of them are
     highly prized for food.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The common mackerel ({Scomber scombrus), which
           inhabits both sides of the North Atlantic, is one of
           the most important food fishes. It is mottled with
           green and blue. The Spanish mackerel ({Scomberomorus
           maculatus), of the American coast, is covered with
           bright yellow circular spots.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bull mackerel, Chub mackerel. (Zool.) See under Chub.
        
  
     Frigate mackerel. See under Frigate.
  
     Horse mackerel . See under Horse.
  
     Mackerel bird (Zool.), the wryneck; -- so called because it
        arrives in England at the time when mackerel are in
        season.
  
     Mackerel cock (Zool.), the Manx shearwater; -- so called
        because it precedes the appearance of the mackerel on the
        east coast of Ireland.
  
     Mackerel guide. (Zool.) See Garfish
     (a) .
  
     Mackerel gull (Zool.) any one of several species of gull
        which feed upon or follow mackerel, as the kittiwake.
  
     Mackerel midge (Zool.), a very small oceanic gadoid fish of
        the North Atlantic. It is about an inch and a half long
        and has four barbels on the upper jaw. It is now
        considered the young of the genus Onos, or Motella.
  
     Mackerel plow, an instrument for creasing the sides of lean
        mackerel to improve their appearance. --Knight.
  
     Mackerel shark (Zool.), the porbeagle.
  
     Mackerel sky, or Mackerel-back sky, a sky flecked with
        small white clouds; a cirro-cumulus. See Cloud.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Mackerel sky and mare's-tails
              Make tall ships carry low sails.      --Old Rhyme.
        [1913 Webster] mackerel scad

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tuna \Tu"na\, n. [Cf. Tunny.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes
        belonging to the mackerel family Scombridae, especially
        bluefin+tuna+({Thunnus+thynnus">the bluefin tuna ({Thunnus thynnus, formerly Orcynus
        thynnus or Albacora thynnus), called also the common
        tunny or great tunny, a native of the Mediterranean Sea
        and of temperate parts of the Atlantic Ocean. It sometimes
        weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is caught
        commercially in large quantity for use as food; -- also
        called, especially in Britain, tunny. It is also one of
        the favorite fishes used by the Japanese in preparing
        sushi. On the American coast, especially in New England,
        it is sometimes called the horse mackerel. Another
        well-known species is the yellowfin tuna ({Thunnus
        albacares) of warm seas. the See Illust. of Horse
        mackerel, under Horse.
  
     Note: The little tunny ({Gymnosarda alletterata) of the
           Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned
           tunny, or albacore ({Thunnus alalunga) (see
           Albacore), are related species of smaller size.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. The bonito, 2.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. the meat of the tuna, used as food; -- also called tuna
        fish.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tunny \Tun"ny\ (t[u^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. Tunnies. [L. thunnus,
     thynnus, Gr. qy`nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.]
     (Zool.)
     The chiefly British equivalent of tuna; any one of several
     species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the Mackerel
     family, especially the common or great tunny ({Thunnus
     thynnus syn. Albacora thynnus, formerly Orcynus thynnus)
     native of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It
     sometimes weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is
     extensively caught in the Mediterranean. On the American
     coast it is called horse mackerel. See Illust. of Horse
     mackerel, under Horse. [Written also thynny.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The little tunny ({Gymnosarda alletterata) of the
           Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned
           tunny, or albicore ({Thunnus alalunga, see
           Albacore), are related species of smaller size.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Albacore \Al"ba*core\, n. (Zool.)
     A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family
     ({Scombridae), esp. Thunnus alalunga (formerly Orcynus
     alalonga); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been
     also applied to a larger related species, Thunnus thynnus
     (formerly Orcynus thynnus), common in the Mediterranean and
     Atlantic, which is called in New England the horse
     mackerel. [formerly spelled albicore.]
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bluefish \Blue"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     1. A large voracious fish ({Pomatomus saitatrix), of the
        family Carangid[ae], valued as a food fish, and widely
        distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and
        Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in
        Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A West Indian fish ({Platyglossus radiatus), of the
        family Labrid[ae].
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name is applied locally to other species of fishes;
           as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  horse mackerel
      n 1: largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas:
           feed in polar regions but breed in tropics [syn: bluefin,
           bluefin tuna, horse mackerel, Thunnus thynnus]
      2: large elongated compressed food fish of the Atlantic waters
         of Europe [syn: horse mackerel, saurel, Trachurus
         trachurus]
      3: a California food fish [syn: horse mackerel, jack
         mackerel, Spanish mackerel, saurel, Trachurus
         symmetricus]

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