cre·​val·​le | \ kri-ˈva-lē How to pronounce crevalle (audio) \

Definition of crevalle

: any of several carangid fishes (genus Caranx) especially : jack crevalle

Examples of crevalle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Downstairs in the public viewing area, Otis reappeared, trailed by a school of crevalle jack and permit fish. Andy Newman, New York Times, "How Do You Move a Shark? Very Carefully," 16 May 2018 The jack crevalle is the brute of the Alabama coast., "Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Day 2 results," 23 July 2017 Stanczyk has caught goliaths on everything from sharks and cobias to Spanish mackerel and large crevalle jacks. Steve Waters,, "You better hang on if you hook a big goliath grouper," 23 June 2017 Sunday’s trip was followed by an inshore trip on Monday that produced five snook, a mutton snapper, 10 jack crevalles and a tarpon that jumped off. Steve Waters,, "Great wreck fishing for groupers and snappers," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of crevalle

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crevalle

alteration of cavalla

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“Crevalle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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