Epinephelus

noun Ep·i·neph·e·lus \ˌepəˈnefələs\

Definition of Epinephelus

  1. :  a large genus of fishes of warm seas including a number of typical groupers — see serranidae

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Origin and Etymology of epinephelus

New Latin, from Greek epinephelos clouded, overcast, from epi- + nephelē cloud — more at nebula


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