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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the genus Centropomus, represented by many species in tropical America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Any of several pikelike marine fishes of the West Indies and tropical America constituting the family Oxylabracidæ, esp. the largest species (Oxylabrax undecimalis, syn. Centropomus undecimalis), a valuable food fish called also snook, the smaller species being called Rob`a*li"to (�).

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

  • noun a kind of percoid fish

Etymologies

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

[Spanish róbalo, haddock, probably alteration of Catalan llobarro, from lobo, wolf, from Latin lupus; see lobo.]

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