noun (plural same or ceros)
A large fish of the mackerel family, serving as an important food fish in the tropical western Atlantic.
- Scomberomorus regalis, family Scombridae
- Mention should also be made of a Caribbean species, S. regalis, the cero.
- Resembling a large Spanish mackerel, the cero mackerel has both stripes and dots on its side.
- The range of the cero mackerel is limited to the western Atlantic Ocean, from Massachusetts, USA south to Brazil, including the Bahamas and West Indies.
Late 19th century: from Spanish sierra 'saw or sawfish'.
For editors and proofreaders
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.