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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a reddish, edible, deep-water snapper fish (Lutjanus campechanus) of the Gulf of Mexico and W Atlantic
- any of several other reddish fishes, as a rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) of the E Pacific
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of several marine food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, of tropical and semitropical waters, having red or reddish bodies.