noun, plural (especially collectively) es·co·lar, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) es·co·lars.

a snake mackerel, especially Lepidocybium flavobrunneum.

Origin of escolar

1885–90; < Spanish: literally, scholar; so called from the spectaclelike rings around the eyes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for escolar


noun plural -lars or -lar

any slender spiny-finned fish of the family Gempylidae, of warm and tropical seas: similar and closely related to the scombroid fishesAlso called: snake mackerel

Word Origin for escolar

from Spanish: scholar; so called from the rings round its eyes, suggestive of spectacles
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