noun Etymology: alteration of cavalla Date: 1879 any of several carangid fishes (genus Caranx); especially jack crevalle

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  • crevalle — [krə val′ē, krə valə] n. [altered < CAVALLA] JACK (sense 10a); esp., the crevalle jack ( Caranx hippos) of the tropical Atlantic …   English World dictionary

  • Crevalle — Cre val*le (kr? v?l l? ), n. [Prob. of same origin as cavally. See {Cavally}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The cavally or jurel. See {Cavally}, and {Jurel}. (b) The pompano ({Trachynotus Carolinus}). [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crevalle — /kreuh val ee, val euh/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) crevalle, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) crevalles. any of several marine fishes of the jack family, Carangidae. [1895 1900, Amer.; obscurely akin to CAVALLA] * * * …   Universalium

  • crevalle — cre·val·le …   English syllables

  • crevalle — cre•val•le [[t]krəˈvæl i, ˈvæl ə[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) le, (esp. for kinds or species) les. ich any of several marine fishes of the jack family, Carangidae • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer.; obscurely akin to cavalla …   From formal English to slang

  • crevalle —   Ulua (for various types, growth stages, fig. meanings, see Haw. Eng. entry and following entries) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • crevalle — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crevalle jack — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • crevalle jack — didžioji karangė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Caranx hippos angl. black tailed trevally; common jack; crevalle jack; horse crevalle rus. большой каранкс ryšiai: platesnis terminas – paprastosios… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • crevalle jack. — See under jack1 (def. 6). Also called jack crevalle. * * * …   Universalium

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