sabalo

noun sa·ba·lo \ˈsabəˌlō\

Definition of sabalo

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  tarpon

  2. 2 less commonly sabalote \ˌsabəˈlōtē\ [sabalo from American Spanish sábalo, from Spanish, shad; sabalote from American Spanish, from sábalo] :  milkfish 1

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Origin and Etymology of sabalo

American Spanish sábalo, from Spanish, shad, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish sam summer — more at summer


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