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trevally

[truh-val-ee] /trəˈvæl i/
noun, plural trevallies.
1.
any of several popular Australian food fish of the genus Caranx, especially Caranx georgianus.
Origin
origin uncertain
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Examples for trevally
  • Large trevally and starfish are common in the clear, shallow water of the lagoon.
  • Ideally they would catch a large fish such as the trevally, which is related to the tuna.
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trevally

/trɪˈvælɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
any of various marine food and game fishes of the genus Caranx: family Carangidae Also called (NZ) araara
Word Origin
C19: probably alteration of cavally; see cavalla
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