cabrilla

[kuh-bril-uh]

noun

any of several sea basses, especially Epinephelus analogus, of tropical eastern Pacific seas.

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

cabrilla

noun

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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