any of a family (Gempylidae) of large, deep-water, marine percoid fishes
Origin of escolarSp, literally , scholar ( from Late Latin scholaris: see scholar): so named because the rings around the eyes resemble spectacles
nounpl. escolar, or es·co·lars
Any of several slender marine fishes of the family Gempylidae, especially Lepidocybium flavobrunneum, a dark brown oily fish of tropical and temperate waters worldwide.
Origin of escolarSpanish student (from the spectaclelike rings around its eyes) from Late Latin scholāris of a school ; see scholar .