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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for escolar
Contemporary Examples of escolar
Maybe they can actually distinguish white tuna from escolar.The Great Sushi Scam
April 4, 2013
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012