cabrilla

noun

ca·​bril·​la kə-ˈbrē-ə How to pronounce cabrilla (audio) -ˈbri-lə How to pronounce cabrilla (audio)
: any of various sea basses (especially of the genera Epinephelus and Paralabrax) of the Mediterranean, the California coast, and the warmer parts of the western Atlantic

Examples of cabrilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White Fish With Tomatoes and Basil This recipe was developed originally for cabrilla, a member of the grouper family, but works equally well for halibut, white sea bass or any other white-fleshed fish. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, 9 July 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish, diminutive of cabra goat, from Latin capra she-goat, feminine of caper he-goat — more at capriole

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabrilla was circa 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Cabrilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabrilla. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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