bocaccio

[buh-kah-choh, -chee-oh, boh-]
noun, plural bocaccios.
a large, brown, big-mouthed rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, of California coastal waters.

Origin:
1885–90; < Italian boccaccio ugly mouth, equivalent to bocc(a) mouth (< Latin bucca) + -accio pejorative suffix, apparently replacing an AmerSp fish name of like formation; compare Spanish bocacha big mouth

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