[ kab-uh-zon; Spanish kah-ve-sawn ]
/ ˈkæb əˌzɒn; Spanish ˌkɑ vɛˈsɔn /
noun, plural cab·e·zo·nes [kab-uh-zoh-neyz; Spanish kah-ve-saw-nes] /ˈkæb əˌzoʊ neɪz; Spanish ˌkɑ vɛˈsɔ nɛs/, cab·e·zons.
any of several large-headed fishes, especially a sculpin, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus, of Pacific coastal waters of North America.
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Also cab·e·zone [kab-uh-zohn, kab-uh-zohn] /ˈkæb əˌzoʊn, ˌkæb əˈzoʊn/.
Origin of cabezon
< Spanish, equivalent to cabez(a) head (< Vulgar Latin *capitia, derivative of Latin caput head) + -on augmentative suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for cabezon
Now, the only women in Cabezon were the governor's wife and daughter.
You-all quit jumpin' on Happy or I'll bust you on the cabezon!Bat Wing Bowles|Dane Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for cabezon
/ (ˈkæbɪzɒn) /
a large food fish, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus, of North American Pacific coastal waters, having greenish flesh: family Cottidae (bullheads and sea scorpions)
Word Origin for cabezon
Spanish, from cabeza head, ultimately from Latin caput
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