bull mackerel
Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo["o]l.) A species to fresh-water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species is {Leuciscus cephalus}; the cheven. In America the name is applied to various fishes of the same family, of the genera {Semotilus}, {Squalius}, {Ceratichthys}, etc., and locally to several very different fishes, as the {tautog}, {black bass}, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Chub mackerel} (Zo["o]l.), a species of mackerel ({Scomber colias}) in some years found in abundance on the Atlantic coast, but absent in others; -- called also {bull mackerel}, {thimble-eye}, and {big-eye mackerel}.

{Chub sucker} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish of the United States ({Erimyzon sucetta}); -- called also {creekfish}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bull mackerel — Bull Bull, a. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce. [1913 Webster] {Bull bat} (Zo[ o]l.), the night hawk; so called from the loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the evening. {Bull calf}. (a) A stupid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bull mackerel — Spanish Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bull bat — Bull Bull, a. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce. [1913 Webster] {Bull bat} (Zo[ o]l.), the night hawk; so called from the loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the evening. {Bull calf}. (a) A stupid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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