from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several marine food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, of tropical and semitropical waters, having red or reddish bodies.
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- n. Any of several Atlantic foodfishes, of the genus Lutjanus, that have reddish bodies
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a large fish (Lutjanus aya syn. Lutjanus Blackfordii) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and about the Florida reefs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico
- n. an esteemed food fish with pinkish red head and body; common in the Atlantic coastal waters of North America and the Gulf of Mexico
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At liberty, midshipmen might converse with a pretty young lady at Pensacola’s San Carlos Hotel or take her for a dinner at the Harbor View Restaurant, where red snapper was accompanied by the young aviator’s new favorite drink, Ballantine India Ale.