American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various often large food and game fishes of the genera Epinephelus, Mycteroperca, and related genera, which inhabit warm seas.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A serranoid fish of the genus Epinephelus or Mycteroperca. The red grouper is E. morio, of a brownish color sprinkled with gray, reddish below, the fins partly edged with blue. It is common on the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, attains a weight of 40 pounds, and is a good market-fish. The black grouper is E. nigritus; it shares the name jewfish with some other species. It inhabits the Gulf of Mexico and extends northward to South Carolina, and is found of 300 pounds weight. Another grouper is E. capreolus, commonly called
cabrilla. E. drummond-hayi, of the Gulf coast, is known as hind and john-paw. Also spelled grooper.
- n. Any one of many different fishes in different countries. The name is applied to different species of serranoid fishes resembling or supposed to resemble the serranoid fishes properly so named.
- n. The black jew-fish, Garrupa nigrita.
- n. Mycteroperca bonaci.
- n. Any of various large food and game fishes of the subfamily Epiphelinae, especially the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, which inhabit warm seas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus Epinephelus, of the family
Serranidæ, as the red grouper, or brown snapper (Epinephelus morio), and the black grouper, or warsaw (Epinephelus nigritus), both from Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
- n. The tripletail (Lobotes).
- n. In California, the name is often applied to the rockfishes.
- n. usually solitary bottom sea basses of warm seas
- n. flesh of a saltwater fish similar to sea bass
- From Portuguese garoupa ("grouper"). (Wiktionary)
- Portuguese garupa. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In addition to stilts duties at Universal, he was a greeter at the Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios and a "grouper" - as in, "How many in your party?”
“I definitely recall grouper, lots of rays, hammerheads, snappers, and tons of smaller fish.”
“Rementeria, the chef at Camellia Street Grille, then sears the grouper, which is placed over onions caramelized with fresh oranges on the salad.”
“Tiger garoupa, also known as grouper, is popular among ethnic Chinese diners and can easily cost 60-70 Singapore dollars a piece at restaurants, he said.”
“Some of the fish I recognize such as grouper, red snapper, pompano and snook.”
“And this is great news for farmers and fishermen who produce such goods¿such as grouper fish, orchids or other agricultural products.”
“But many species of fish you can buy, such as grouper, have about .400 to .600 parts per million.”
“Potassium cyanide is squirted directly at target fish species such as grouper or Napoleon wrasse, paralyzing them and enabling them to be collected alive.”
“Now, with more gastronomically desirable reef species such as grouper in decline from overfishing, parrotfish have become highly sought after.”
“•The Florida fish-kill hot line also has received reports of many other saltwater species such as grouper, snapper, and barracuda and freshwater fish such as largemouth and peacock bass, cichlids and tilapia being lost.”
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