grou·​per | \ ˈgrü-pər How to pronounce grouper (audio) \
plural groupers also grouper

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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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served, but come for a cocktail and stay for a meal of fresh tuna tartare followed by seared grouper in a beurre blanc. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 Order a basket of fried grouper and shrimp, crab cakes or clam strips and be prepared to make new friends (23 Ave D., 850-653-3222). Gully Wells, WSJ, "A Trip to the Florida of Yore," 12 Dec. 2018 Bu Qtair - Keralite Bu Qtair was just a sand-floor joint serving not much more than whole fried snapper and grouper. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Andrew Zimmern's Back-Alley Tour of Dubai Dining," 18 Oct. 2018 Besides the lobster, grouper, and other fresh-caught fish, the local specialty is conch. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vacation Like the Royal Family in the Bahamas," 30 Aug. 2018 During the tournament, local anglers to competed for dolphin, grouper, king mackerel, cobia and wahoo for prizes. Mark Blythe,, "Get Down boat hauls in 81-pound wahoo to top CFOA tourney," 23 June 2018 The Tippzzee boat claimed the grouper title with a 35-pound, 5-ounce fish. Mark Blythe,, "Get Down boat hauls in 81-pound wahoo to top CFOA tourney," 23 June 2018 Visitors can catch grouper within 4 or 5 miles of shore. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Beyond the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico: 6 things to do in Puerto Penasco," 25 June 2018 If sole is not available, use any type of fish fillet (tilapia, grouper, mahi mahi, flounder). Measure the fish at its thickest part and cook for 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Sweet peas a tasty pairing with this fresh sole dish," 3 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of grouper

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

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