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 scholaris, of a school; see scholar.