Definition of piquero
: any of several gannets of the western coast of America; especially : a booby of this region
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Origin and Etymology of piquero
American Spanish, from Spanish, pikeman, from pica pike (from picar to prick, pierce, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin piccare) + -ero -er — more at pike
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