[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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