bocaccio

noun
bo·cac·cio | \bə-ˈkä-chē-ˌō, -chō\

Definition of bocaccio 

: a large rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) of the Pacific coast locally important as a market fish

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With the latest two darkblotched and bocaccio, seven of these fish populations are now considered to be rebuilt. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Two rockfish species make a comeback as conservation limits pay off," 24 June 2017 Both bocaccio and darkblotched give live birth to their young, rather than lay eggs. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Two rockfish species make a comeback as conservation limits pay off," 24 June 2017

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First Known Use of bocaccio

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bocaccio

perhaps modification of Spanish bocacha, augmentative of boca mouth

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