from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the swell-fishes, Spheroides lobatus, found from the Gulf of California to the Galapagos.

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  • noun A gentle fish


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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.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow Wade Davis 1985


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