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robalo

[ rob-uh-loh, roh-buh-, roh-bah-loh ]

noun

, plural (especially collectively) rob·a·lo, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rob·a·los.


robalo

/ ˈrɒbəˌləʊ; ˈrəʊ- /

noun

  1. any percoid fish of the family Centropomidae , occurring in warm and tropical (mostly marine) waters. Some of the larger species, such as the snooks, are important food fishes and many of the smaller ones are aquarium fishes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of robalo1

Borrowed into English from Portuguese around 1885–90
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Word History and Origins

Origin of robalo1

Spanish, probably changed from lobaro (unattested), from lobo wolf, from Latin lupus
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Example Sentences

It is known as snook on the east coast, and as rovallia on the west coast, a corruption of its Cuban name, robalo.

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