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n. pl. tre·val·lies
Any of various carangid fishes, especially of the genera Carangoides and Caranx.

[Perhaps alteration of cavalla.]
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n, pl -lies
(Animals) any of various marine food and game fishes of the genus Caranx: family Carangidae. Also called: araara (NZ)
[C19: probably alteration of cavally; see cavalla]
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(trəˈvæl i)

n., pl. -lies.
any of several Australian food fish of the genus Caranx, esp. C. georgianus.
[1880–85; of obscure orig.]
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