cabrilla

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noun ca·bril·la \kə-ˈbrē-ə, -ˈbri-lə\

Definition of cabrilla

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of cabrilla

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


First Known Use: circa 1839

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