dog snapper

noun

: a brightly marked silvery or coppery snapper (Lutjanus jocu) common in the West Indies and on the Florida coast

Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dog snapper was in 1775

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“Dog snapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20snapper. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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