bocaccio[bō kä′c̸hō, bə-]
a large-mouthed marine rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) found along the California coast
Origin of bocaccioaltered (? after Giovanni Boccaccio) ; from Spanish bocacha, variant, variety of bocaza, large mouth ; from Classical Latin bucca: see buccal
A large edible rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis) of eastern Pacific waters, having a long lower jaw and a reddish-brown body.
Origin of bocaccioAlteration (perhaps influenced by Italian boccaccia, ugly mouth, or the name Boccaccio) of American Spanish bocacho, from Spanish bocacha, big mouth, from boca, mouth, from Old Spanish, from Latin bucca.