plural -s
: any of several grunts (genus Haemulon)
especially : a small gray brown-streaked food fish (H. parra) of the tropical western Atlantic from the Florida Keys and Cuba to Brazil

called also sailor's-choice

: atlantic croaker

Word History


American Spanish, from Spanish, hoarse, modification (influenced by roncar to snore) of Latin raucus

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“Ronco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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