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auriol (today's sample record)

Plural: auriols

Language: French

Description: A Marseillaise name for mackerel. The mackerel is a handsome marine fish, sleek and rather fierce in appearance. It is a round-bodied fish with a greenish-blue back with well-defined black stripes. It has oily flesh with good texture and flavour. It is available fresh or smoked.

Mackerel, with thanks to the wonderful Padstow Seafood School

Pronounced: oh-ryohl
Latin: Scomber scombrus
Gender: m
Ethnicity: French
Most frequent country: France
Most frequent region: Provence
Better known as: cavallo, maquereau(x)
Also known as: auriou

See places: French food and cuisine, Provence

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