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.