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n. pl. ro·ba·los or robalo
[Spanish róbalo, haddock, probably alteration of Catalan llobarro, from lobo, wolf, from Latin lupus; see lobo.]
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]
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]
a gesture of defiance, disrespect, or derision made by thumbing the nose.Idioms:
cock a snook, to thumb the nose.
[1875–80; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||robalo - a kind of percoid fish|
snook - large tropical American food and game fishes of coastal and brackish waters; resemble pike