viuva

noun

vi·​u·​va
vēˈüvə
plural -s
: a California rockfish (Sebastodes ovalis) of a reddish olivaceous color with small black spots on the dorsal fins, sides, and back

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese viúva, literally, widow, from Latin vidua

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“Viuva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viuva. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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