mariposa

noun mar·i·po·sa \ˌmarəˈpōsə, -ȯzə\
variants: or

mariposa moonfish

Definition of mariposa

plural

-s

  1. :  opah

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Origin and Etymology of mariposa

American Spanish mariposa, from Spanish, butterfly, probably from María Mary (the Virgin Mary) + Spanish posar to alight, from Late Latin pausare to stop, rest — more at pose


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