escolar

noun
es·​co·​lar | \ ˌe-skə-ˈlär How to pronounce escolar (audio) \
plural escolar or escolars

Definition of escolar

: a large widely distributed rough-scaled scombroid fish (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) that resembles a mackerel

Examples of escolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two cooking methods brought out the oily silkiness of the escolar, which made the roll even more rich when coupled with fried garlic, avocado slivers and mushroom cream. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Urban Hibachi Sushi & Grill plates up elegant Japanese fare," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of escolar

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for escolar

Spanish, literally, scholar, from Medieval Latin scholaris — more at scholar

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Cite this Entry

“Escolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escolar. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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