ronquil

noun

ron·​quil
ˈräŋkə̇l
plural -s
: any of several marine percoid fishes (family Bathymasteridae) of the northwest coast of North America that resemble the jawfishes

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish ronquillo, diminutive of ronco

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ronquil was in 1882

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“Ronquil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ronquil. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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