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louvar

(ˈluːvɑː)
n
(Animals) a large silvery whalelike scombroid fish, Luvarus imperialis, that occurs in most tropical and temperate seas and feeds on plankton: family Luvaridae
[from Italian (Calabrian and Sicilian dialect) lùvaru, perhaps from Latin ruber red]
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Noun1.louvar - large silvery fish found worldwide in warm seas but nowhere commonlouvar - large silvery fish found worldwide in warm seas but nowhere common; resembles a whale and feeds on plankton
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
genus Luvarus, Luvarus - type genus of the Luvaridae
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2002), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), tunas (Scombridae), the Louvar (Luvarus imperialis), and the Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), as well as small mesopelagic species such as the Lowcrest Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus sladeni, Sternoptychidae) that become stranded on shore during storms.