from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An edible fish (Scomberomorus regalis) of western Atlantic waters, having silvery sides and a dark-blue back. Also called sierra.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large and valuable fish of the Mackerel family, of the genus Scomberomorus. Two species are found in the West Indies and less commonly on the Atlantic coast of the United States, -- the common cero (Scomberomorus caballa), called also kingfish, and spotted, or king, cero (Scomberomorus regalis).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scombroid fish, Scomberomorus regalis, with elongated body and of silvery color relieved by a broken brownish band along the side, above and below which are numerous brownish spots, the anterior portion of the spinous dorsal fin being black.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large mackerel with long pointed snout; important food and game fish of the eastern Atlantic coast southward to Brazil
- n. large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters
Alteration of Spanish sierra, saw, sawfish; see sierra.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)