- 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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- any of various serranid food fishes, esp Epinephelus analogus, occurring in warm seas around Florida and the Caribbean
Spanish, literally: little goat
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