grouper

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noun grou·per \ˈgrü-pər\

Definition of grouper

plural

groupers

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grouper

  1. :  any of numerous fishes (family Serranidae and especially genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca) that are typically large solitary bottom-dwelling fishes of warm seas and include important food fishes

Origin and Etymology of grouper

Portuguese garoupa


First Known Use: 1615


GROUPER Defined for English Language Learners

grouper

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noun grou·per \ˈgrü-pər\

Definition of grouper for English Language Learners

  • : a large fish that lives at the bottom of warm seas



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