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

  • n. An eelpout (Macrozoarces americanus) of the coastal waters of northeast North America.
  • n. Mutton snapper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the American eelpout. See Eelpout.
  • n. A fish (Lutjanus analis) similar to and often marketed as “red snapper”.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Lycodidæ, Zoarces anguillaris.
  • n. A kind of ormer or ear-shell, Haliotis iris, of New Zealand.
  • n. A common name of a fish of the family Gerridæ, Gerres olisthostomus, found from Florida to Brazil.
  • n. A marine univalve mollusk, Haliotis mæuosa, so called from its flavor when cooked.
  • n. One of the snappers, Lutianus analis, found from Florida to Brazil. It is the most important food-fish in the Havana markets.

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  • n. similar to and often marketed as `red snapper'


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  • A name for abalone in Australia. (Listed in OED2, but hyphenated there.)

    November 18, 2007