Definition of mackerel in English:

mackerel

Syllabification: mack·er·el
Pronunciation: /ˈmak(ə)rəl
 
/

noun (plural same or mackerels)

A migratory surface-dwelling predatory fish, commercially important as a food fish.
More example sentences
  • Most scombrids (tunas, mackerels, and bonitos) are important food, commercial, and sport fishes.
  • Vitamin D is found in egg yolk, butter and oily fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, herring and sardine.
  • Barracuda eat squid and small fish such as sardines, anchovies, young mackerels and grunions.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French maquerel, of unknown origin.

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