Definitions

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  • n. One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus Sebastichthys; a rockfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus Sebastichthys; -- called also rockfish. See rockfish.

from The 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.

Etymologies

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Probably from Portuguese garupa crupper. Compare grouper the fish.

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