red snapper


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cheap tilapia is sold as rare red snapper. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2023 Deep-sea fishing for skipjack tuna, mahi-mahi, red snapper, grouper, and giant trevally; surfing the offshore breaks; and kayaking through mangrove swamps are excellent ways to fill a few days. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2023 Then journey through Thailand by way of aromatic green curry, crispy red snapper, and the restaurant's best seller, chicken pad Thai. Brooke Viggiano, Chron, 23 Mar. 2023 If someone offers you a red snapper, do not be alarmed when, instead of a nice fillet of fish, you’re handed an unnaturally neon red hotdog. Globe Staff,, 24 July 2022 Most of the dishes feature seafood — think smoked marlin, shrimp, octopus, snails, crab and red snapper. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, 5 Mar. 2021 The menu at Barn8 Restaurant & Bourbon Bar offers white Riverence trout, red snapper and black risotto. Moby Dick, The Courier-Journal, 20 Feb. 2023 As for more food highlights, espresso martinis were served in an ice luge, and dinner consisted of sassafras braised beef short ribs, wasabi cream red snapper and bourbon marinated chicken with creamy Carolina Gold rice and grilled asparagus. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2022 Find your zen with sunrise and aerial yoga, or try handline fishing aboard a traditional wooden dhoni (Maldivian fishing boat) in the gloaming, when glossy red snapper and emperor fish seem to catapult onto your hook the second the sun drops below the horizon. Alexandra Kirkman, Fortune, 3 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red snapper was in 1755

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“Red snapper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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red snapper

: any of several reddish sea fishes including some used for food or sport

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