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horse mackerelTunny Tun"ny (t[u^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. Tunnies. [L. thunnus,
thynnus, Gr. qy`nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.]
Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging
to the Mackerel family, especially the common or great tunny
(Orcynus or Albacora thynnus) native of the Mediterranean
Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It sometimes weighs a thousand
pounds or more, and is extensively caught in the
Mediterranean. On the American coast it is called horse
mackerel. See Illust. of Horse mackerel, under Horse.
[Written also thynny.]
Note: The little tunny (Gymnosarda alletterata) of the
Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned
tunny, or albicore (see Albicore), are related
species of smaller size. horse mackerelAlbicore Al"bi*core, n. [F. albicore (cf. Sp. albacora, Pg.
albacor, albacora, albecora), fr. Ar. bakr, bekr, a young
camel, young cow, heifer, and the article al: cf. Pg. bacoro
a little pig.] (Zo["o]l.)
A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel
family, esp. Orcynus alalonga. One species (Orcynus
thynnus), common in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, is
called in New England the horse mackerel; the tunny.
[Written also albacore.] horse mackerelBluefish Blue"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
1. A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the
family Carangid[ae], valued as a food fish, and widely
distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and
Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in
Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.
2. A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the
Note: The name is applied locally to other species of fishes;
as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc.
Meaning of Horse mackerel from wikipedia
- has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article
". Horse mackerel
is a vague vernacular
term for a range
of fish throughout...
- The Atlantic horse mackerel
(Trachurus trachurus), also known
as the European horse mackerel
scad, is a species
of jack mackerel
in the family...
- Mackerel Mackerel
is a common
to a number
of different species
from the family
Scombridae. They are found
- The yellowtail horse mackerel
(Trachurus novaezelandiae), also known
as the yellowtail
scad, is a jack in the family Carangidae found around
- jack mackerel
(Trachurus ****onicus), also known
as the ****anese horse mackerel
or ****anese scad, is a species named after
- The Cape horse mackerel
(Trachurus capensis) is a mackerel
in the family
Carangidae. It is a pelagic species
of the south eastern
- The Mediterranean horse mackerel
(Trachurus mediterraneus), also known
as the Black
Sea horse mackerel
, horse mackerel
- The Cunene horse mackerel
(Trachurus trecae) is a species named after mackerel
in the family
Carangidae. Their maximum reported length
is 35 cm, and the...
is an important
food fish that is consumed
worldwide. As an oily fish, it is a rich source
of omega-3 fatty
acids. The flesh
- The mackerel
, tuna, and bonito
family, Scombridae, includes
many of the most important
food fishes. The family consists
of 51 species
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