sa·​ba·​lo | \ ˈsabəˌlō \
plural -s

Definition of sabalo

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

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History and Etymology for sabalo

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

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“Sabalo.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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