grouper

noun
grou·per | \ˈgrü-pər \
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

Examples of grouper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

During the tournament, local anglers to competed for dolphin, grouper, king mackerel, cobia and wahoo for prizes. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "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, OrlandoSentinel.com, "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 White Fish With Tomatoes and Basil This recipe was developed originally for cabrilla, a member of the grouper family, but works equally well for halibut, white sea bass or any other white-fleshed fish. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "White fish & vegetables," 9 July 2018 For example, one of our most popular appetizers is grouper bites. Bruce Ingram, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: The Tropics in Winthrop Harbor," 5 July 2018 South Floridians have a name for his unusual but not unheard of type of find: Square grouper. Doug Phillips, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Sea weed? Fisherman hauls in marijuana," 3 July 2018 On the menu: Seafood, such as crab legs, shrimp, oyster, lobster, mahi mahi, salmon, tilapia, red snapper, grouper, catfish, mussels and octopus. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Elgin Courier-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Port Edward in Algonquin," 7 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'grouper.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of grouper

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grouper

Portuguese garoupa

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about grouper

Statistics for grouper

Last Updated

12 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for grouper

The first known use of grouper was in 1615

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for grouper

grouper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grouper

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on grouper

What made you want to look up grouper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!