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bocaccio

[ buh-kah-choh, -chee-oh, boh- ]
/ bəˈkɑ tʃoʊ, -tʃiˌoʊ, boʊ- /
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noun, plural bo·cac·cios.
a large, brown, big-mouthed rockfish, Sebastes paucispinis, of California coastal waters.
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Origin of bocaccio

First recorded in 1880–85; from Italian boccaccio “ugly mouth,” equivalent to bocc(a) “mouth” (from Latin bucca ) + -accio pejorative suffix, apparently replacing a Latin American Spanish fish name of like formation; compare Spanish bocacha “big mouth”
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How to use bocaccio in a sentence

  • If you say it is, Petrarch and Bocaccio, who used to go there, are on your side.

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