from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A grouper or grooper: applied to several different fishes, as scorpænids and serranids, particularly to Sebastichthys nebulosus and S. atrovirens of the California coast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus Sebastichthys; -- called also
rockfish. See rockfish.
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- noun One of several
speciesof California market fishes, of the genusSebastichthys; a rockfish.
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Probably from Portuguese garupa crupper. Compare grouper the fish.
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