variants: or cabezone \ ˈkabəˌzōn , ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗ \
plural -s

Definition of cabezon

1 or less commonly cabazone
a : a large green-fleshed edible sculpin (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) of the Pacific coast of North America
b : a smaller related fish (Leptocottus armatus) of southern California
2 : a croaker (Larimus breviceps) of the West Indies and southwest Atlantic ocean having a short thick head and a nearly verticle mouth

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First Known Use of cabezon

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabezon

Spanish cabezón, augmentative of cabeza head, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin capitia, from Latin capit-, caput

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“Cabezon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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