rascacio

noun

ras·​ca·​cio
räˈskä(ˌ)syō
plural -s
1
: a variegated spinose scorpion fish (Scorpaena plumieri) of the western Atlantic from Cape Cod to Brazil
2
: any of various scorpion fishes

Word History

Etymology

Spanish rascacio, rescacio, from Provençal rascasso, from feminine of rascàs mangy, rough, wrinkled, from rasco ringworm, from rascà to scratch, scrape, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin rasicare

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“Rascacio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rascacio. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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