- any grunt of the genus Haemulon, especially H. parrai, the sailor's-choice, of West Indian waters.
Origin of ronco
1880–85, Americanism; < Spanish, derivative of roncar to grunt ≪ Late Greek rhonchós a grunt, snore
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Examples from the Web for ronco
RONCO has not responded to queries for comment on the contract.Why the U.S. Paid Karzai's Top Aide
Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
December 18, 2013
He failed, and withdrew once more to Ronco, the second day remaining indecisive.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
There are such mornings: I saw one once, but I was at the bottom of the valley and not high up, as at Ronco.
From Ronco the path keeps level and then descends a little so as to cross the stream that comes down from Piora.
Say that in the next six months there are half a dozen failures like Ronco's and that a panic sets in.Don Orsino
F. Marion Crawford
There is a house at Ronco where refreshments and excellent Faido beer can be had.