Grouper definition

gro͝opər
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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.
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Any of several large sea basses (esp. genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca) found in warm seas.
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Any of various large food and game fishes of the subfamily Epiphelinae, especially the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, which inhabit warm seas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
grouper
Plural:
groupers

Origin of grouper

  • Portuguese garupa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese garoupa (“grouper”).

    From Wiktionary