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shoal

noun [C]  /ʃoʊl/ us  

shoal noun [C] (LAND)

a raised bank of sand or rocks under the surface of the water

shoal noun [C] (FISH)

a large group of fish swimming together: shoals of mackerel
Translations of “shoal”
in Spanish banco, cardumen…
in French banc (de poissons)…
in German der Schwarm…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 魚群, 大批,大群(東西或人)…
in Russian косяк, стая (рыбы)…
in Turkish balık sürüsü/akını…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, 鱼群, 大批,大群(东西或人)…
in Polish ławica…
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