Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grouper or grooper: applied to several different fishes, as scorpænids and serranids, particularly to Sebastichthys nebulosus and S. atrovirens of the California coast.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus Sebastichthys; -- called also
rockfish. See rockfish.
- Probably from Portuguese garupa crupper. Compare grouper the fish. (Wiktionary)
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