cavalla

[kuh-val-uh, -vahy-uh]

Origin of cavalla

< Spanish caballa, feminine derivative of caballo horse < Latin caballus (see capercaillie); for a parallel E use of “horse” for a fish, see redhorse
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cavalla

cavally

noun plural -la, -las or -lies
  1. any of various tropical carangid fishes, such as Gnathanodon speciosus (golden cavalla)

Word Origin for cavalla

C19: from Spanish caballa, from Late Latin, feminine of caballus horse
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