ron·​co | \ ˈräŋ(ˌ)kō \
plural -s

Definition of ronco

1 : 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

2 : atlantic croaker

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History and Etymology for ronco

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

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“Ronco.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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