Definition of bocaccio
: a large rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) of the Pacific coast locally important as a market fish
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Both bocaccio and darkblotched give live birth to their young, rather than lay eggs.
With the latest two darkblotched and bocaccio, seven of these fish populations are now considered to be rebuilt.
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Origin and Etymology of bocaccio
perhaps modification of Spanish bocacha, augmentative of boca mouth
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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