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[rong-koh] /ˈrɒŋ koʊ/
noun, plural roncos.
any grunt of the genus Haemulon, especially H. parrai, the sailor's-choice, of West Indian waters.
Origin of ronco
1880-85, Americanism; < Spanish, derivative of roncar to grunt ≪ Late Greek rhonchós a grunt, snore Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He failed, and withdrew once more to ronco, the second day remaining indecisive.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • There are such mornings: I saw one once, but I was at the bottom of the valley and not high up, as at ronco.

  • From ronco the path keeps level and then descends a little so as to cross the stream that comes down from Piora.

  • Say that in the next six months there are half a dozen failures like ronco's and that a panic sets in.

    Don Orsino F. Marion Crawford
  • There is a house at ronco where refreshments and excellent Faido beer can be had.

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