rascacio

noun
ras·​ca·​cio | \ räˈskä(ˌ)syō \
plural -s

Definition of rascacio

1 : a variegated spinose scorpion fish (Scorpaena plumieri) of the western Atlantic from Cape Cod to Brazil
2 : any of various scorpion fishes

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History and Etymology for rascacio

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 8 Aug. 2020.

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