cre·​val·​le kri-ˈva-lē How to pronounce crevalle (audio)
: any of several carangid fishes (genus Caranx)
especially : jack crevalle

Example Sentences

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, 16 May 2018 The jack crevalle is the brute of the Alabama coast., 23 July 2017 Stanczyk has caught goliaths on everything from sharks and cobias to Spanish mackerel and large crevalle jacks. Steve Waters,, 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,, 4 July 2017

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Word History


alteration of cavalla

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crevalle was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Crevalle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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