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

  Spanish \Span"ish\, a.
     Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
     [1913 Webster]
     Spanish bayonet (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca
        alorifolia) with rigid spine-tipped leaves. The name is
        also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern
        United States and mexico. Called also Spanish daggers.
     Spanish bean (Bot.) See the Note under Bean.
     Spanish black, a black pigment obtained by charring cork.
     Spanish broom (Bot.), a leguminous shrub ({Spartium
        junceum) having many green flexible rushlike twigs.
     Spanish brown, a species of earth used in painting, having
        a dark reddish brown color, due to the presence of
        sesquioxide of iron.
     Spanish+buckeye+(Bot.),+a+small+tree+({Ungnadia+speciosa">Spanish buckeye (Bot.), a small tree ({Ungnadia speciosa)
        of Texas, New Mexico, etc., related to the buckeye, but
        having pinnate leaves and a three-seeded fruit.
     Spanish burton (Naut.), a purchase composed of two single
        blocks. A
     double Spanish burton has one double and two single blocks.
        --Luce (Textbook of Seamanship).
     Spanish chalk (Min.), a kind of steatite; -- so called
        because obtained from Aragon in Spain.
     Spanish cress (Bot.), a cruciferous plant ({Lepidium
        Cadamines), a species of peppergrass.
     Spanish curlew (Zool.), the long-billed curlew. [U.S.]
     Spanish daggers (Bot.) See Spanish bayonet.
     Spanish elm (Bot.), a large West Indian tree ({Cordia
        Gerascanthus) furnishing hard and useful timber.
     Spanish feretto, a rich reddish brown pigment obtained by
        calcining copper and sulphur together in closed crucibles.
     Spanish flag (Zool.), the California rockfish
        ({Sebastichthys rubrivinctus). It is conspicuously
        colored with bands of red and white.
     Spanish fly (Zool.), a brilliant green beetle, common in
        the south of Europe, used for raising blisters. See
        Blister beetle under Blister, and Cantharis.
     Spanish fox (Naut.), a yarn twisted against its lay.
     Spanish grass. (Bot.) See Esparto.
     Spanish juice (Bot.), licorice.
     Spanish leather. See Cordwain.
     Spanish mackerel. (Zool.)
     (a) A species of mackerel ({Scomber colias) found both in
         Europe and America. In America called chub mackerel,
         big-eyed mackerel, and bull mackerel.
     (b) In the United States, a handsome mackerel having bright
         yellow round spots ({Scomberomorus maculatus), highly
         esteemed as a food fish. The name is sometimes
         erroneously applied to other species. See Illust. under
     Spanish main, the name formerly given to the southern
        portion of the Caribbean Sea, together with the contiguous
        coast, embracing the route traversed by Spanish treasure
        ships from the New to the Old World.
     Spanish moss. (Bot.) See Tillandsia (and note at that
     Spanish needles (Bot.), a composite weed ({Bidens
        bipinnata) having achenia armed with needlelike awns.
     Spanish+nut+(Bot.),+a+bulbous+plant+({Iris+Sisyrinchium">Spanish nut (Bot.), a bulbous plant ({Iris Sisyrinchium)
        of the south of Europe.
     Spanish potato (Bot.), the sweet potato. See under
     Spanish red, an ocherous red pigment resembling Venetian
        red, but slightly yellower and warmer. --Fairholt.
     Spanish reef (Naut.), a knot tied in the head of a
        jib-headed sail.
     Spanish sheep (Zool.), a merino.
     Spanish white, an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by
        pulverizing and repeated washings, -- used as a white
     Spanish windlass (Naut.), a wooden roller, with a rope
        wound about it, into which a marline spike is thrust to
        serve as a lever.
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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.]
     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.
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     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.
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     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
     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.
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              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 :

  Bull \Bull\, a.
     Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large;
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     Bull bat (Zool.), the night hawk; -- so called from the
        loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the
     Bull calf.
     (a) A stupid fellow.
     Bull mackerel (Zool.), the chub mackerel.
     Bull pump (Mining), a direct single-acting pumping engine,
        in which the steam cylinder is placed above the pump.
     Bull snake (Zool.), the pine snake of the United States.
     Bull stag, a castrated bull. See Stag.
     Bull wheel, a wheel, or drum, on which a rope is wound for
        lifting heavy articles, as logs, the tools in well boring,
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chub \Chub\, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick
     fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh.
     F. chabot chub.] (Zool.)
     A species to fresh-water fish of the Cyprinid[ae] or Carp
     family. The common European species is Leuciscus cephalus;
     the cheven. In America the name is applied to various fishes
     of the same family, of the genera Semotilus, Squalius,
     Ceratichthys, etc., and locally to several very different
     fishes, as the tautog, black bass, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
     Chub mackerel (Zool.), a species of mackerel ({Scomber
        colias) in some years found in abundance on the Atlantic
        coast, but absent in others; -- called also bull
        mackerel, thimble-eye, and big-eye mackerel.
     Chub sucker (Zool.), a fresh-water fish of the United
        States ({Erimyzon sucetta); -- called also creekfish.
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