[ kuh-bril-uh ]
/ kəˈbrɪl ə /
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any of several sea basses, especially Epinephelus analogus, of tropical eastern Pacific seas.
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Origin of cabrilla
1855–60; <Spanish: prawn, equivalent to cabr(a) she-goat (<Latin capra) + -illa diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for cabrilla
/ (kəˈbrɪlə) /
any of various serranid food fishes, esp Epinephelus analogus, occurring in warm seas around Florida and the Caribbean
Word Origin for cabrilla
Spanish, literally: little goat
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