louvar

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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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