plural -s
: any of various flying fishes (as Cypselurus californicus of California and Exocoetus mesogaster and C. bahaiensis of the West Indies)
: a widely distributed flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) of the Atlantic ocean
: any of various sailfishes (as Istiophorus volador of Florida and I. americanus of the Gulf Stream)

Word History


Spanish, flying fish, literally, flyer, from Late Latin volator, from Latin volatus (past participle of volare to fly) + -or

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“Volador.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volador. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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