bo·​ca·​chi·​ca | \ ˌbōkəˈchēkə \
plural -s

Definition of bocachica

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

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History and Etymology for bocachica

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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