[ buh-kah-choh, -chee-oh, boh- ]
/ bəˈkɑ tʃoʊ, -tʃiˌoʊ, boʊ- /
noun, plural bo·cac·cios.
a large, brown, big-mouthed rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, of California coastal waters.
Origin of bocaccio
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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Examples from the Web for bocaccio
If you say it is, Petrarch and Bocaccio, who used to go there, are on your side.Irma in Italy|Helen Leah Reed