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English noun: mackerel

1. mackerel (food) flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish

Broader (hypernym)saltwater fish

Narrower (hyponym)smoked mackerel, Spanish mackerel

Part meronymcommon mackerel, Scomber scombrus, shiner

2. mackerel (animal) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

Broader (hypernym)scombroid, scombroid fish

Narrower (hyponym)Acanthocybium solandri, chub mackerel, common mackerel, Scomber colias, Scomber japonicus, Scomber scombrus, shiner, Spanish mackerel, Spanish mackerel, tinker, wahoo

Member meronymfamily Scombridae, Scombridae

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