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cavalla

[ kuh-val-uh, -vahy-uh ]
/ kəˈvæl ə, -ˈvaɪ ə /
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noun, plural ca·val·las, (especially collectively) ca·val·la.

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Origin of cavalla

First recorded in 1640–1650; from Spanish caballa, feminine derivative of caballo “horse,” from Latin caballus; see capercaillie. For a parallel English use of “horse” for a fish, see redhorse
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cavalla

cavally

/ (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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