Pronunciation: (mak'ur-ul, mak'rul), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -el, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -els.
1. a food fish, Scomber scombrus, of the North Atlantic, having wavy cross markings on the back.
2. See Spanish mackerel.
3. any of various similar fishes, as the Atka mackerel.
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