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

  • n. A porgy (Chrysophrys guttulatus) of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, having a large bony protuberance on the nape when fully grown and prized as a sport fish and food fish. Also called snapper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an Australasian fish, Chrysophrys guttulatus; the porgy or snapper

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish, Pagrus unicolor, abundant in all Australasian waters and similar to the red porgy of the Mediterranean, and the red tai of Japan.


Alteration (influenced by German Schnapper, snap, schnapper) of snapper.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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