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escolar Syllabification: es·co·lar
Pronunciation: /ˌeskəˈlär/

Definition of escolar in English:


A large, elongated predatory fish occurring in tropical and temperate oceans throughout the world. Also called snake mackerel.
  • Family Gempylidae: several genera and species
Example sentences
  • For the fish, I used a blend of tropical fish (tuna, swordfish and escolar), which I had bought frozen at my local frozen-food store.
  • Often there is escolar, a startlingly oil-rich, satiny white fish that is often mislabeled in sushi bars as ‘white tuna.’


Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally 'scholar', so named because the ringed markings around the eyes resemble spectacles.

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