Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tropical grouper (Epinephelus cruentatus), abundant among the coral reefs of the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Origin unknown.

Examples

  • The federal consistency rules also prohibit all recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water groupers (including gag, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper and tiger grouper) from Jan. 1 through April 30 in Atlantic and Monroe County state waters.

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  • Although the temporal trends were not significant, it is notable that only graysby, lane snapper, and mahogany snapper exhibited increasing presence across the 15-year period of surveys (

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