Definition of mackerel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmækrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmækrəl//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. mackerel) Fish
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a sea fish with greenish-blue bands on its body, that is used for food smoked mackerel See related entries: Fish Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French maquerel, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mackerel