noun ron·quil \ˈräŋkə̇l\

Definition of ronquil



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

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Origin and Etymology of ronquil

American Spanish ronquillo, diminutive of ronco — more at ronco

First Known Use: 1882

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to cast off or become cast off

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