Word Archaeology: cabezon

This word, derived from the Spanish “cabeza” (head), was applied circa 1877 to a large, green edible fish found off the Pacific Coast of North America, from Alaska to Baja. They eat crabs and mollusks. Although they’re caught as game fish, don’t eat their roe as caviar: it’s toxic to humans.

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Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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