red snapper


Definition of red snapper

: any of various reddish fishes (as of the genera Lutjanus and Sebastes) including several food fishes

Examples of red snapper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One container is a treasure trove of prawns, steamed mussels and a trio of fish (red snapper, dorade and monkfish); a small plastic tub contains the liquid, a lip-smacker coaxed from tomatoes, wine and seemingly a sea of fish bones. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022 Catch of the Month, starting at $80, contains two types of fish — December’s box has red snapper and Atlantic salmon. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Nov. 2021 Anglers who purchase a $50 ticket can weigh in red snapper, with the heaviest fish earning prizes of up to $2,500. al, 15 July 2021 Mains include a Colombian chicken and root vegetable stew; marinated red snapper with coconut rice and tostones; seafood and chorizo paella; Colombian barbecue ribs; and a taco menu, but the crowd favorite is the bandeja paisa. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Sharks have learned fishermen provide an easy meal of red snapper, kingfish, bonito, sailfish or almost anything else. Chris Perkins,, 25 Sep. 2021 My lone disappointment here was a red snapper fillet, fried a few beats too long until its flesh was rubbery, not flaky. Washington Post, 19 July 2021 The upshot: The window in which anglers can go out for red snapper, greater amberjack and triggerfish is likely to stay open for a while. al, 30 July 2021 Amberjack and triggerfish go on the menu Sunday for Alabama anglers, adding options to a recreational red snapper season that isn’t going to end anytime soon. al, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of red snapper

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red snapper was in 1755

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23 Jan 2022

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“Red snapper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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