ron·​ca·​dor | \ ˌräŋkəˈdȯ(ə)r \
plural roncadors\ -​rz \ or roncadores\ -​ȯˌrās \

Definition of roncador

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

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First Known Use of roncador

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roncador

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

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“Roncador.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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