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rascasse

[ra-skas] /ræˈskæs/
noun
1.
any of several scorpionfishes, as Scorpaena scrofa or S. porcus, of the Mediterranean Sea, used in making bouillabaisse.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < French < Provençal rascasso, derivative of rasca to scrape < Vulgar Latin *rāsicāre; see raze
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