trevally

noun
tre·​val·​ly | \ trə-ˈva-lē How to pronounce trevally (audio) \
plural trevallies also trevallys

Definition of trevally

: any of various carangid fishes (especially genus Caranx)

First Known Use of trevally

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trevally

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“Trevally.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trevally. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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