<zoology> Any one of several species of California sciaenoid food fishes, especially Roncador Stearnsi, which is an excellent market fish, and the red roncador (Corvina, or Johnius, saturna).

Origin: Sp, a snorer, fr. Roncar to snore. So called in allusion to the grunting noise made by them on being taken from the water.

(01 Mar 1998)

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