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warsaw grouper

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noun war·saw grouper \ˈwȯr-(ˌ)sȯ-\

Definition of warsaw grouper

  1. :  any of several large groupers; especially :  one (Epinephelus nigritus) of the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico —called also warsaw



Origin and Etymology of warsaw grouper

warsaw modification of American Spanish guasa


First Known Use: 1949


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