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rascasse

[ ra-skas ]

noun

  1. any of several scorpionfishes, as Scorpaena scrofa or S. porcus, of the Mediterranean Sea, used in making bouillabaisse.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rascasse1

1920–25; < French < Provençal rascasso, derivative of rasca to scrape < Vulgar Latin *rāsicāre; raze

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