blanquillo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blanquillo important marine food fishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blanquillo (Zoöl) A large fish of Florida and the W. Indies (Caulolatilus chrysops). It is red, marked with yellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blanquillo A small copper coin equivalent to about 6 centimes, or a little over 1 cent, current in Morocco and on the Barbary coast. Also blankillo.
    • n blanquillo A name of a fish of the genus Caulolatilus and family Latilidæ, such as C. chrysops, C. microps, or C. princeps. C. microps is of moderately elongate form, and has 7 dorsal spines and 25 rays, is of a reddish color marked with yellow, and has a yellow band below the eyes and a dark axillary blotch. It inhabits the Caribbean sea and the southern coasts of Florida, and is esteemed for the table. C. princeps is a closely related species, olivaceous with bluish reflections, occurring along the southern Californian coast, where it is known as blanquillo and whitefish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. blanquillo, whitish