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robalo

[rob-uh-loh, roh-buh-, roh-bah-loh]
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noun, plural (especially collectively) rob·a·lo, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rob·a·los.
  1. snook2(def 1).
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Origin of robalo

Borrowed into English from Portuguese around 1885–90
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Historical Examples

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

    Favorite Fish and Fishing

    James Alexander Henshall


British Dictionary definitions for robalo

robalo

noun plural -los or -lo
  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 Origin

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