cabezon

noun

cab·​e·​zon
variants or cabezone
ˈkabəˌzōn,
ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabezon was in 1877

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“Cabezon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabezon. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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