bocaccio
noun Etymology: perhaps modification of Spanish bocacha, augmentative of boca mouth Date: circa 1890 a large rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) of the Pacific coast locally important as a market fish

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  • Bocaccio — could be :* The often misspelled Giovanni Boccaccio; * Bocaccio rockfish, a variety of fish found on the western coast of the United States and Canada; * A type of fish that is made into pasta …   Wikipedia

  • Bocaccio — Bocaccio, Giovanni, s. Boccaccio …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • bocaccio — ☆ bocaccio [bō kä′chō, bəkä′chō ] n. [altered (? after BOCCACCIO Giovanni) < Sp bocacha, var. of bocaza, large mouth < L bucca: see BUCCAL] a large mouthed marine rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) found along the California coast …   English World dictionary

  • bocaccio — /beuh kah choh, chee oh , boh /, n., pl. bocaccios. a large, brown, big mouthed rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, of California coastal waters. [1885 90; < It boccaccio ugly mouth, equiv. to bocc(a) mouth ( < L bucca) + accio pejorative suffix,… …   Universalium

  • bocaccio — noun A venomous marine fish, taxonomic name Sebastes paucispinis, in the Sebastinae subfamily found in the subtropical Eastern Pacific …   Wiktionary

  • bocaccio — bo·cac·cio …   English syllables

  • bocaccio — bo•cac•cio [[t]bəˈkɑ tʃoʊ, tʃiˌoʊ, boʊ [/t]] n. pl. cios ich a large, brown, big mouthed rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, of California coastal waters • Etymology: 1885–90; < It boccaccio ugly mouth, der. of bocc(a) mouth < L bucca …   From formal English to slang

  • bocaccio — bōˈkäˌchō, bəˈ noun ( s) Etymology: perhaps by folk etymology (influence of Giovanni Boccaccio died 1375 Italian writer) from an American Spanish word derived from Spanish bocacha big mouth, aug. of boca mouth : a large olive to brown red flushed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bocaccio rockfish — Taxobox name = Bocaccio rockfish image caption = Courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium status = CR status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Scorpaeniformes familia = Sebastidae genus = Sebastes… …   Wikipedia

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