noun vi·u·va \vēˈüvə\

Definition of viuva



  1. :  a California rockfish (Sebastodes ovalis) of a reddish olivaceous color with small black spots on the dorsal fins, sides, and back

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Origin and Etymology of viuva

Portuguese viúva, literally, widow, from Latin vidua — more at widow

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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