Definition of escolar in English:

escolar

noun

  • A large, elongated predatory fish occurring in tropical and temperate oceans throughout the world.

    Also called snake mackerel
    • ‘For the fish, I used a blend of tropical fish (tuna, swordfish and escolar), which I had bought frozen at my local frozen-food store.’
    • ‘Often there is escolar, a startlingly oil-rich, satiny white fish that is often mislabeled in sushi bars as ‘white tuna.’’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally ‘scholar’, so named because the ringed markings around the eyes resemble spectacles.

Pronunciation

escolar

/ˌɛskəˈlɑː/