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ronco

[rong-koh]
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noun, plural ron·cos.
  1. 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
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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.