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snake mackerel


Definitions from WordNet

Noun snake mackerel has 1 sense
  1. snake mackerel, Gempylus serpens - predatory tropical fishes with jutting jaws and strong teeth
    --1 is a kind of gempylid
    --1 is a member of Gempylidae, family Gempylidae

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Snake Mackerel

Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
Pronunciation: /snāk mәˈkәrəl/


A snake mackerel refers to any of various species of elongated and slender marine fishes belonging to the Gempylidae family.


Sense 1:

A type of fish found in warm and tropical seas, known for its slender body and long jaws.

Example sentence: The snake mackerel darted through the water with astonishing speed.

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Sense 2:

An elongated fish with a snake-like appearance, commonly used for bait in recreational fishing.

Example sentence: The angler used a snake mackerel as bait to attract larger fish.

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Sense 3:

A local term used in some regions to describe a type of mackerel or fish with physical characteristics resembling a snake.

Example sentence: In coastal regions, the locals commonly refer to the snake mackerel as "sea serpent" due to its appearance.

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