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mackerel

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈmæk.rəl/ ( plural mackerel or mackerels) us  
a sea fish with a strong taste, which can be eaten: smoked mackerel
Translations of “mackerel”
in Spanish caballa…
in French maquereau…
in German die Makrele…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鯖,鮐(一種味道很濃的食用海魚)…
in Russian скумбрия…
in Turkish uskumru, uskumru balığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鲭,鲐(一种味道很重的食用海鱼)…
in Polish makrela…
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