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


roncador (plural roncadors)

  1. (zoology) Any of several species of Californian sciaenoid food fishes, especially Roncador stearnsi, the spotfin croaker, the red roncador, and others in the Sciaenidae family.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for roncador in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



roncador m (plural roncadores)

  1. snorer
  2. roncador