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n. pl. ro·ba·los or robalo
See snook1.

[Spanish róbalo, haddock, probably alteration of Catalan llobarro, from lobo, wolf, from Latin lupus; see lobo.]


(ˈrɒbəˌləʊ; ˈrəʊ-)
n, pl -los or -lo
(Animals) any percoid fish of the family Centropomidae, occurring in warm and tropical (mostly marine) waters. Some of the larger species, such as the snooks, are important food fishes and many of the smaller ones are aquarium fishes
[Spanish, probably changed from lobaro (unattested), from lobo wolf, from Latin lupus]


(snuk, snʊk)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) snook, (esp. for kinds or species) snooks.
any of various warm-water marine fishes of the family Centropomidae, esp. Centropomus undecimalis, of the Atlantic.
[1690–1700; < Dutch snoek]


(snʊk, snuk)

a gesture of defiance, disrespect, or derision made by thumbing the nose.
cock a snook, to thumb the nose.
[1875–80; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.robalo - a kind of percoid fish
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Centropomidae, family Centropomidae - a family of fish or the order Perciformes including robalos
snook - large tropical American food and game fishes of coastal and brackish waters; resemble pike
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