cabezon

noun cab·e·zon
variants: or

cabezone

Definition of cabezon

plural

-s

  1. 1 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of cabezon

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


First Known Use: 1877


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