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[rob-uh-loh, roh-buh-, roh-bah-loh] /ˈrɒb əˌloʊ, ˈroʊ bə-, roʊˈbɑ loʊ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) robalo (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) robalos.
snook2 (def 1).
Origin of robalo
Borrowed into English from Portuguese around 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is known as snook on the east coast, and as rovallia on the west coast, a corruption of its Cuban name, robalo.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for robalo


/ˈrɒbəˌləʊ; ˈrəʊ-/
noun (pl) -los, -lo
any percoid fish of the family Centropomidae, occurring in warm and tropical (mostly marine) waters. Some of the larger species, such as the snooks, are important food fishes and many of the smaller ones are aquarium fishes
Word Origin
Spanish, probably changed from lobaro (unattested), from lobo wolf, from Latin lupus
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