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From French French saurel (“jack mackerel”), from Ancient Greek σαῦρος (saûros, “horse mackerel”). Compare Spanish jurel
saurel (plural saurels)
- Any carangoid fish of the genus Trachurus, especially Trachurus trachurus, of Europe and America, and Trachurus picturatus of California; the skipjack, scad or horse mackerel.
- 1985, Barbara C. Cleveland, Adjustments to Changes in Fisheries Law and Economics, number 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.
- ^ saurel, on Dictionary.com.
- ^ “saurel”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.