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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several slender fishes of the family Gempylidae, especially Lepidocybium flavobrunneum, of warm marine waters.

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  • n. Any of several perciform fish of the family Gempylidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Cuban name for a scombroid fish of elongate body and swift movements, especially the species Ruvettus pretiosus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large snake mackerel with rings like spectacles around its eyes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Spanish, student (from the spectaclelike rings around its eyes), from Late Latin scholāris, of a school; see scholar.

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