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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several species of Californian sciaenoid food fishes, especially Roncador stearnsi and the red roncador (Corvina, Johnius, saturna).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 saturna syn. Johnius saturna).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several sciænoid fishes of the Pacific coast of North America.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A section of Sciæna, or a genus of sciænoids, represented by the roncador (see 1 ).

Etymologies

Spanish, a snorer, from roncar to snore. So called in allusion to the grunting noise made by them on being taken from the water. (Wiktionary)

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