[ kuh-val-uh, -vahy-uh ]
/ kəˈvæl ə, -ˈvaɪ ə /

noun, plural ca·val·las, (especially collectively) ca·val·la.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (kəˈvælə) /

noun plural -la, -las or -lies

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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