mackerel

Definitions

General English

Food

  • A round seawater fish, Scomber scombrus, up to 55 cm long with blue-black stripes on its back and off-white, firm, well-flavoured oily flesh. Available fresh or smoked. Cooked whole in fillets or in steaks and often served with gooseberry sauce.

Travel

  • noun a sea fish with dark flesh, eaten grilled or smoked and also used for canning
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