nounpl. -·per or -·pers
any of several large sea basses (esp. genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca) found in warm seas
Origin of grouperPortuguese garoupa from uncertain or unknown; perhaps a South American Indian language
nounpl. grouper, or grou·pers
Any of various often large serranid fishes of the subfamily Epinephelinae, found in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide and valued as food and game fish.
Origin of grouperPortuguese garupa
(plural groupers or grouper)
From Portuguese garoupa (“grouper”).