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From French French saurel (jack mackerel), from Ancient Greek σαῦρος (saûros, horse mackerel).[1]


saurel (plural saurels)

  1. Any carangoid fish of the genus Trachurus, especially Trachurus trachurus, or Trachurus saurus, of Europe and America, and Trachurus picturatus of California; the skipjack or horse mackerel.
    • 1985, Barbara C. Cleveland, Adjustments to Changes in Fisheries Law and Economics (issue 269, page 76)
      In general, while the consumption of fresh fish is tending to increase, 60 per cent of consumption consists of sardines, saurel, anchovy and mackerel, that is, very inexpensive fish.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for saurel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)