Grouper


Grouper
Grouper Group"er, n. [Corrupted fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf. {Garbupa}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus {Epinephelus}, of the family {Serranid[ae]}, as the red grouper, or brown snapper ({Epinephelus morio}), and the black grouper, or warsaw ({Epinephelus nigritus}), both from Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. (b) The tripletail ({Lobotes}). (c) In California, the name is often applied to the rockfishes. [Written also {groper}, {gruper}, and {trooper}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.