Definition of trevally in English:

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Pronunciation: /trɪˈvali/

noun (plural trevallies)

A marine sporting fish of the Indo-Pacific.
  • Caranx and other genera, family Carangidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Maori wrasse, sweetlips, trevallies, grouper and every variety of Indo-Pacific coral browser hover around.
  • The bluefin trevally is a predatory animal that feeds on other fish or crustaceans.
  • Dense schools of fusiliers swarm past, followed by squadrons of predators like big-eye trevally, mackerel and rainbow runners.


Late 19th century: probably an alteration of cavally 'horse mackerel', from Spanish caballo 'horse'.

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