rascasse

rascasse

[ra-skas]
noun
any of several scorpionfishes, as Scorpaena scrofa or S. porcus, of the Mediterranean Sea, used in making bouillabaisse.

Origin:
1920–25; < French < Provençal rascasso, derivative of rasca to scrape < Vulgar Latin *rāsicāre; see raze

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