noun ron·ca·dor \ˌräŋkəˈdȯ(ə)r\

Definition of roncador



\-rz\ or


  1. 1 :  any of several croakers (family Sciaenidae) of the American Pacific coast (as the yellowfin croaker or the black croaker)

  2. 2 :  any of various grunts (especially Haemulon steindachneri) of both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts

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Origin and Etymology of roncador

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

First Known Use: 1867

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capable of being understood in two ways

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