Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of scumber.
- n. A Linnean genus of acanthopterygian fishes, used with varying limits, and typical of the family Scombridæ and subfamily Scombrinæ. As at present restricted, it includes only the species of true mackerels which have the spinous dorsal fin of less than twelve spines, short and remote from the second or soft dorsal, teeth on both palatines and vomer, and the corselet obsolete, as S. scombrus, S. pneumatophorus, etc. This excludes the frigate-mackerels (Auxis), the Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus), the horse-mackerels, bonitos, tunnies, etc. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of acanthopterygious fishes which includes the common mackerel.
- n. type genus of the Scombridae
“That made from the fish called scomber was the best.”
“Seir-fish , a species of scomber, which is called _Tora-malu_ by the natives.”
“The LME is an important spawning and nursery ground for many important pelagic fishes such as clupeoids, horse mackerel, scomber and saury.”
“(_Scomber scomber_) gives the best sport to a bait, usually a strip of fish skin, trailed behind a boat fairly close to the surface, but it will sometimes feed on the bottom.”
“Sidelong eastwards scomber hamamelidoxylon fraudulently avariciously verdant than the guerdon claytonia palaestra the premiership demurely to wynette.”
“Fish from the colder waters include the walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), cod (Gadus morrhua), mackerel (Scomber scomber), flounder, halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), and salmon (Onchorhynchus); subtropical species include the Pacific saury (Cololabis saira), sardines (Sardina), tuna (Thunnus), and Japanese mackerel.”
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