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- n. A gentle fish
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the swell-fishes, Spheroides lobatus, found from the Gulf of California to the Galapagos.
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In 1706, while searching for a new mission site in Baja California, four Spanish soldiers came upon a campfire where indigenous fishermen had left a roasted piece of the liver of a botete Sphoeroides lobatus.
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