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n. pl. escolar or es·co·lars
Any of several slender marine fishes of the family Gempylidae, especially Lepidocybium flavobrunneum, a dark brown oily fish of tropical and temperate waters worldwide.

[Spanish, student (from the spectaclelike rings around its eyes), from Late Latin scholāris, of a school; see scholar.]
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n, pl -lars or -lar
(Animals) any slender spiny-finned fish of the family Gempylidae, of warm and tropical seas: similar and closely related to the scombroid fishes. Also called: snake mackerel
[from Spanish: scholar; so called from the rings round its eyes, suggestive of spectacles]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escolar - large snake mackerel with rings like spectacles around its eyesescolar - large snake mackerel with rings like spectacles around its eyes
gempylid - snake mackerels; elongated marine fishes with oily flesh; resembles mackerels; found worldwide
genus Lepidocybium, Lepidocybium - a genus of Gempylidae
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