nounpl. -·la or -·las
Origin of cavallaPortuguese from cavallo, horse from Classical Latin caballa, feminine of caballus, horse (see cavalier): sometimes called horse mackerel in England
nounpl. ca·va·las, or cavalla
- Any of various jacks and other fishes of the family Carangidae.
- Any of several mackerels, especially the king mackerel.
Origin of cavallaSpanish caballa horse mackerel from Late Latin from Latin caballus horse