Definition of cero in English:

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cero

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪərəʊ/

noun (plural same or ceros)

A large fish of the mackerel family, which is an important food fish in the tropical western Atlantic.
  • Scomberomorus regalis, family Scombridae.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Spanish sierra 'saw or sawfish'.

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