Definition of escolar in English:

escolar

noun

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

    Family Gempylidae: several genera and species

    ‘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.’
    Also called snake mackerel
    ‘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/