noun (plural -la or -las) Etymology: Spanish caballa, a fish, from Late Latin, mare, feminine of Latin caballus Date: 1624 1. (also cavally) any of various carangid fishes 2. king mackerel

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  • Cavalla — is a vernacular name used for several fish species in the families Carangidae and Scombridae:* Crevalle jack Caranx hippos (cavalla) * Atlantic mackerel Scomber scombrus (cavalla) * Chub mackerel Scomber japonicus (cavalla vera) * Bar jack… …   Wikipedia

  • Cavalla — (Caranx hippos) Systematik Barschverwandte (Percomorpha) Ordnung: Barschartige (Perciformes) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cavalla — [kə val′ə] n. pl. cavalla or cavallas [Port < cavallo, horse < L caballa, fem. of caballus, horse: sometimes called horse mackerel in England] 1. CERO 2. CREVALLE …   English World dictionary

  • Cavalla — (La C., Kawala), Stadt im Sandschakat Salonichi des europäisch türkischen Ejalets Rum Ili, an der Nordküste des Golfs von C; in der Umgegend wird viel Tabak gebaut; stark besuchter Hafen, Handel mit Tabak, Öl, Baumwolle u. anderen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cavalla — Cavalla, Stadt, s. Kawala …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • cavalla — s.f. [lat. caballa ]. 1. [femmina del cavallo] ▶◀ giumenta. 2. (marin.) [vela bassa di strallo, disposta fra gli alberi di maestra e di trinchetto] ▶◀ carbonera …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cavalla — /keuh val euh, vuy euh/, n., pl. cavallas, (esp. collectively) cavalla. See king mackerel. [ < Sp caballa, fem. deriv. of caballo horse < L caballus (see CAPERCAILLIE); for a parallel E use of horse for a fish, see REDHORSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cavalla — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Cavalla Country and Admin Code LR.13.2278062 LR …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • cavalla — /kəˈvælə/ (say kuh valuh) noun (plural cavalla or cavallas) → cavally …   Australian English dictionary

  • cavalla — noun large mackerel with long pointed snout; important food and game fish of the eastern Atlantic coast southward to Brazil • Syn: ↑king mackerel, ↑cero, ↑Scomberomorus cavalla • Hypernyms: ↑Spanish mackerel • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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