[ kab-uh-zon; Spanish kah-be-sawn ]
/ ˈkæb əˌzɒn; Spanish ˌkɑ βɛˈsɔn /
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noun, plural cab·e·zo·nes [kab-uh-zoh-neyz; Spanish kah-be-saw-nes], /ˈkæb əˌzoʊ neɪz; Spanish ˌkɑ βɛˈsɔ 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

First recorded in 1875–80; from Spanish: “big head,” equivalent to cabez(a) “head” (from Vulgar Latin capitia (unattested), derivative of Latin caput “head”) + -on augmentative suffix
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cabezone (ˈkæbɪˌzəʊn)

/ (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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