[ es-kuh-lahr ]
/ ˌɛs kəˈlɑr /
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.
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Origin of escolar
1885–90; <Spanish: literally, scholar; so called from the spectaclelike rings around the eyes
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British Dictionary definitions for escolar
/ (ˌɛskəˈlɑː) /
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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