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n. pl. bo·cac·cios
A large edible rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) of eastern Pacific waters, having a long lower jaw and a reddish-brown body.
[Alteration (perhaps influenced by Italian boccaccia, ugly mouth, or the name Boccaccio) of American Spanish bocacho, from Spanish bocacha, big mouth, from boca, mouth, from Old Spanish, from Latin bucca, cheek.]
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a species of rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, commonly found along the west coast of North America
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bo•cac•cio(bəˈkɑ tʃoʊ, -tʃiˌoʊ, boʊ-)
n., pl. -cios.
a large, brown, big-mouthed rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, of California coastal waters.
[1885–90; < Italian boccaccio ugly mouth, derivative of bocc(a) mouth < Latin bucca]
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