merluza

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Borrowed from Spanish merluza.

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merluza f (plural merluzas)

  1. hake (any of several fish of the genus Merluccius)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French merlu, from mer + (dialect) luceau, "pike" [1], from Latin lucius.

Noun[edit]

merluza f (plural merluzas)

  1. Any of the fish in the genus Merluccius, all commonly called hakes in English; in Spain especially the European hake, Merluccius merluccius.
  2. (Spain, colloquial) drunkenness

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