Definition of Roncador

1. n. Any one of several species of California sciænoid food fishes, especially Roncador Stearnsi, which is an excellent market fish, and the red roncador (Corvina, or Johnius, saturna).



Definition of Roncador

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of several species of Californian sciaenoid food fishes, especially ''Roncador stearnsi'' and the red roncador (''Corvina, Johnius, saturna''). ¹

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Definition of Roncador

1. a name for various fishes of the maigre family [n -S]

Medical Definition of Roncador

1. Any one of several species of California sciaenoid food fishes, especially Roncador Stearnsi, which is an excellent market fish, and the red roncador (Corvina, or Johnius, saturna). Origin: Sp, a snorer, fr. Roncar to snore. So called in allusion to the grunting noise made by them on being taken from the water. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roncador

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romper
romper suit
rompers
romping
romping good
rompingly
rompish
rompler
romplers
romps
roms
romset
romsets
roncador (current term)
roncadors
ronchil
ronco
rondache
rondaches
rondavel
rondavels
ronde
rondeau
rondeaus
rondeaux
rondel
rondelay
rondelet

Literary usage of Roncador

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1. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1883)
"roncador. Grayish silvery, with bluish lustre, some streaks of dark points along the ... Mus. 1880, 28: type Corrina »fror» ner. (Spanish roncador, grunter. ..."

2. Every Day in the Year: A Poetical Epitome of the World's History by James Lauren Ford, Mary K. Ford (1902)
"... roncador of Caribee, Coral dragon of the sea, Ever sleeping with his teeth below the wave; Woe to him who breaks the sleep! ..."

3. Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory by Caroline C. Leighton (1884)
"Mariguana Island. — Sea-Birds. — Shipwreck. — Life on roncador Reef. —The Rescue. — Isthmus of Panama. — Voyage to San Francisco. — The New Baby. ..."

4. Panama: A Personal Record of Forty-six Years, 1861-1907 by Tracy Robinson (1907)
"... was preceded by the loss of the Golden Rule of the Nicaragua Line, Captain Dennis, wrecked on the roncador (the ..."

5. Panama Patchwork: Poems by James Stanley Gilbert (1908)
"On roncador, on roncador, Her guerdon she hath won! ... The waves that round thee surge Shall on the shore of roncador For ages chant thy dirge! ..."

6. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The species abound in the tropics, Umbrina cirrosa in the Mediterranean; Umbrina coroides in California, and the handsome Umbrina roncador, ..."

7. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"... the California roncador, is a large fish with a black ocellus at the base of the pectoral. It has some importance in the Los Angeles market. ..."

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