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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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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