grou·​per | \ ˈgrü-pər How to pronounce grouper (audio) \
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Definition of grouper

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Menu entrees include fresh grouper, Chilean sea bass and whitefish. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Newly opened seafood joint in Wyandotte pivots to carry out," 20 Nov. 2020 As the officers pulled them from the water, Day, 41, and the other Vietnamese men piled into lifeboats and watched their craft — laden with several hundred pounds of tuna, mackerel, grouper and flying fish — begin to float away. Los Angeles Times, "Sunken boats. Stolen gear. Fishermen are prey as China conquers a strategic sea," 12 Nov. 2020 And blue holes and sunshine and fresh grouper and cracked conch and miles and miles of nature trails ... Mark Gauert,, "Remote South Andros an island out of the stream in the Bahamas," 19 Aug. 2020 Omaha offers 5-star shrimp dishes, split lobster tail skewers, and over a dozen types of fillets, including tilapia, swordfish, and grouper. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "The 10 best places to order seafood online," 11 Aug. 2020 This can be an air-fryer cod, grouper, or catfish recipe, depending on whatever is fresh at your market (or already in your fridge). Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "Air-Fryer Fish Recipes That'll Have You Reaching for Seconds," 23 June 2020 The overall Goliath grouper record still stands at 680 pounds, and was hooked in 1961 by Lynn Joyner, the International Game Fish Association reported. Fox News, "Girl, 16, hooks record-breaking Goliath grouper on family vacation: 'In shock pretty much'," 16 June 2020 The mystery on what was offloaded originally had folks guessing that the contents were things such as grouper or feathers. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "Coast Guard offloads 30,000 pounds of drugs at Florida port," 9 June 2020 The hunt came amid a wild—and quick—grouper mating season, before dawn, during a full moon. National Geographic, "Would you let a pair of pigeons into your home?," 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of grouper

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grouper

Portuguese garoupa

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24 Nov 2020

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“Grouper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of grouper

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

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