es·​co·​lar ˌe-skə-ˈlär How to pronounce escolar (audio)
plural escolar or escolars
: a large widely distributed rough-scaled scombroid fish (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) that resembles a mackerel

Example Sentences

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,, 30 June 2018

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Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of escolar was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Escolar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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