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

Examples of grouper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fresh, flaky meat was more than enough to fill your belly, though the taste of the grouper didn't compare to other types of fish, such as cod or halibut. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Aug. 2022 China has previously banned Taiwanese products such as pineapple and grouper, seen as an attempt to exert economic pressure on the island. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2022 The island’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, has vowed to help grouper farmers. New York Times, 22 June 2022 Airline prides itself on offering the freshest Gulf seafood, including red fish, grouper, flounder and snow crab. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 13 June 2022 Recent videos on the channel show Sherron spearing grouper in deep water near offshore oil rigs. Dan Carson, Chron, 13 June 2022 The seafood portion of the menu will be sourced from the Gulf and beyond, with features including Gulf and East Coast oysters, cod and grouper. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 1 June 2022 Add some middleneck clams, blackened grouper tacos or a roasted beet and goat cheese salad and set your mood to chill. Baltimore Sun, 20 May 2022 From fly-fishing for trout in the Tetons to casting for grouper in the Caribbean, these national park fishing spots are sure to surprise and delight. Outside Online, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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“Grouper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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