plural -s
: any of several small South American freshwater fishes (family Characidae)

Word History


modification of American Spanish bocachico, probably alteration of Spanish boca de chico boy's mouth, from boca mouth + de of + chico boy, from chico small

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“Bocachica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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