[ 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.
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Origin of bocaccio
First recorded in 1885–90; from Italian boccaccio “ugly mouth,” equivalent to bocc(a) “mouth” (from Latin bucca ) + -accio pejorative suffix, apparently replacing an American Spanish fish name of like formation; compare Spanish bocacha “big mouth”
Words nearby bocaccio
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Example sentences 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