Definition of louvar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈluːvɑː/


A large brightly coloured fish with a distinctive high forehead. It lives in warm open seas, feeding on jellyfishes and comb jellies.
  • Luvarus imperialis, the only member of the family Luvaridae.
Example sentences
  • On the East Coast, sporadic records document louvars from Connecticut to south Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
  • As indicated by its small beak-like mouth, the louvar feeds on small, soft-bodied creatures such as jellyfish and ctenophores.
  • When found in nearshore waters louvars are usually injured or dying.


Alteration of Latin name.

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