papagallo

noun pa·pa·ga·llo \ˌpäpəˈgī(ˌ)ō\

Definition of papagallo

plural

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  1. :  a large brightly colored food fish (Nematistius pectoralis) related to the amberfishes and found from southern California to Peru —called also roosterfish

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Origin and Etymology of papagallo

alteration (probably influenced by Spanish gallo cock, from Latin gallus) of Spanish papagayo, literally, parrot; from the colored spines of the first dorsal fin that suggest a bird's comb


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