jurel definition

  • noun:
    • The jack, edible fish regarding the genera Caranx or Trachurus.
    • A yellow carangoid fish of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts (Caranx chrysos), most abundant southward, where it is valued as a food fish; -- called also hardtail, horse crevallĂ©, jack, buffalo jack, skipjack, yellow mackerel, and sometimes, improperly, horse mackerel. Other species of Caranx (as Caranx fallax) are also sometimes called jurel.
    • A fish regarding the genus Caranx, as C. pisquetus, C. fallax, in Florida, an such like.

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