ron·​quil | \ ˈräŋkə̇l \
plural -s

Definition of ronquil

: any of several marine percoid fishes (family Bathymasteridae) of the northwest coast of North America that resemble the jawfishes

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First Known Use of ronquil

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ronquil

American Spanish ronquillo, diminutive of ronco

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“Ronquil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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