Definition of rascasse in English:

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rascasse

Pronunciation: /rasˈkas/

noun

A small scorpionfish with brick-red skin and spiny fins, found chiefly in the Mediterranean and used as an ingredient of bouillabaisse.
  • Scorpaena scrofa, family Scorpaenidae.
Example sentences
  • A. J. Liebling once proposed in the New Yorker that efforts be made to compare N. American fish of this family with the rascasses of the Mediterranean.
  • But the one thing I hope we're all agreed on is that it must contain that indigenous Mediterranean fish, the rascasse.
  • Traditionally, the ugliest fish - the devilish-looking rascasse - are reserved for the rich, rust-coloured fish stew called bouillabaisse.

Origin

1920s: from French.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ras|casse

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