plural roncadors
or roncadores
: any of several croakers (family Sciaenidae) of the American Pacific coast (as the yellowfin croaker or the black croaker)
: any of various grunts (especially Haemulon steindachneri) of both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts

Word History


Spanish, literally, one that snores, from roncado (past participle of roncar to snore, from Late Latin rhonchare, from rhonchus snore) + -or

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roncador was in 1867

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“Roncador.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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