Trachurus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Trachurus the scads (particularly horse mackerels)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trachurus A genus of carangoid fishes, the saurels, having the lateral line armed with bony carinate plates for its whole length. T. saurus, also called scad, horse-mackerel, and skipjack, is greenish with silvery aides aud a dusky opercular spot, and is a foot long. It inhabits Atlantic waters both of Europe and of the United States. See cut under scad.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trachurus trā-kū′rus a genus of carangoid fishes, the saurels.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. trachys, rough, oura, tail.