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Mackerel vs. Sardine

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mackerel and Sardine is that the Mackerel is a pelagic fish and Sardine is a common names used to refer to various small, oily fish within the herring family of Clupeidae

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  • Mackerel (noun)

    An edible fish of the family Scombridae, often speckled.

  • Mackerel (noun)

    A pimp; also, a bawd.

  • Sardine (noun)

    Any one of several species of small herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil or in tins for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine ver=161027 (syn. ver=161027). The California sardine ver=161027 (syn. ver=161027) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the Atlantic herring and of the menhaden.

  • Sardine (noun)

    carnelian

  • Sardine (noun)

    Someone packed or crammed into a small space.

  • Sardine (verb)

    to fish for sardines

  • Sardine (verb)

    to pack or cram together tightly.

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  • Mackerel (noun)

    A pimp; also, a bawd.

  • Mackerel (noun)

    Any species of the genus Scomber of the family Scombridae, and of several related genera. They are finely formed and very active oceanic fishes. Most of them are highly prized for food.

  • Sardine (noun)

    Any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine (Clupea pilchardus). The California sardine (Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden.

  • Sardine (noun)

    See Sardius.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mackerel (noun)

    flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish

  • Mackerel (noun)

    any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

  • Sardine (noun)

    small fatty fish usually canned

  • Sardine (noun)

    any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned

  • Sardine (noun)

    a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

  • Sardine (noun)

    small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring

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