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[kuh-val-uh, -vahy-uh] /kəˈvæl ə, -ˈvaɪ ə/
noun, plural cavallas (especially collectively) cavalla.
Origin of cavalla
< Spanish caballa, feminine derivative of caballo horse < Latin caballus (see capercaillie); for a parallel E use of “horse” for a fish, see redhorse Unabridged
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noun (pl) -la, -las, -lies
any of various tropical carangid fishes, such as Gnathanodon speciosus (golden cavalla)
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C19: from Spanish caballa, from Late Latin, feminine of caballus horse
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