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louvar

[ loo-vahr ]

noun

  1. a red-finned, deep-sea, tropical fish, Luvarus imperialis, having the vent at the base of the pectoral fin.


louvar

/ ˈluːvɑː /

noun

  1. a large silvery whalelike scombroid fish, Luvarus imperialis, that occurs in most tropical and temperate seas and feeds on plankton: family Luvaridae


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Word History and Origins

Origin of louvar1

Apparently a pseudo-French spelling of New Latin Luvarus genus name < Italian ( Sicilian ) luvaru
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Word History and Origins

Origin of louvar1

from Italian (Calabrian and Sicilian dialect) lùvaru, perhaps from Latin ruber red
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Example Sentences

The word Louvre is, by some, derived from the Saxon Louvar, signifying a castle.

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