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escolar

[es-kuh-lahr] /ˌɛs kəˈlɑr/
noun, plural (especially collectively) escolar (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) escolars.
1.
a snake mackerel, especially Lepidocybium flavobrunneum.
Origin of escolar
1885-1890
1885-90; < Spanish: literally, scholar; so called from the spectaclelike rings around the eyes
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escolar

/ˌɛskəˈlɑː/
noun (pl) -lars, -lar
1.
any slender spiny-finned fish of the family Gempylidae, of warm and tropical seas: similar and closely related to the scombroid fishes Also called snake mackerel
Word Origin
from Spanish: scholar; so called from the rings round its eyes, suggestive of spectacles
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