[ loo-vahr ]
/ ˈlu vɑr /
a red-finned, deep-sea, tropical fish, Luvarus imperialis, having the vent at the base of the pectoral fin.
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Origin of louvar
Apparently a pseudo-French spelling of New Latin Luvarus genus name <Italian (Sicilian ) luvaru
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British Dictionary definitions for louvar
/ (ˈluːvɑː) /
a large silvery whalelike scombroid fish, Luvarus imperialis, that occurs in most tropical and temperate seas and feeds on plankton: family Luvaridae
Word Origin for louvar
from Italian (Calabrian and Sicilian dialect) lùvaru, perhaps from Latin ruber red
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