capitan

noun cap·i·tan \¦kapə¦tan, -än\
variants: or

capitaine

\-ān\

Definition of capitan

plural

-s

  1. :  hogfish 1a

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Origin and Etymology of capitan

capitan from American Spanish capitán, from Spanish, captain, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin capitanus; capitaine probably from American French, from American Spanish capitán


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