grouper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grouper usually solitary bottom sea basses of warm seas
    • n grouper flesh of a saltwater fish similar to sea bass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grouper (Zoöl) One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus Epinephelus, of the family Serranidæ, 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grouper A serranoid fish of the genus Epinephelus or Mycteroperca. The red grouper is E. morio, of a brownish color sprinkled with gray, reddish below, the fins partly edged with blue. It is common on the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, attains a weight of 40 pounds, and is a good market-fish. The black grouper is E. nigritus; it shares the name jewfish with some other species. It inhabits the Gulf of Mexico and extends northward to South Carolina, and is found of 300 pounds weight. Another grouper is E. capreolus, commonly called cabrilla. E. drummond-hayi, of the Gulf coast, is known as hind and john-paw. Also spelled grooper.
    • n grouper Any one of many different fishes in different countries. The name is applied to different species of serranoid fishes resembling or supposed to resemble the serranoid fishes properly so named.
    • n grouper The black jew-fish, Garrupa nigrita.
    • n grouper Mycteroperca bonaci.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted fr. Pg. garupa, crupper. Cf. Garbupa

Usage

In literature:

That black grouper looks remarkably beautiful.
"Tom Cringle's Log" by Michael Scott
Why, even the big groupers lets 'em alone.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Varieties of fish are found here, beautiful to the eye and delicious to the taste: of these, the best is the red grouper.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
A grouper saw them coming and ducked into his hole in the coral.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
We got out our fishing-lines, and caught some deep sea-fish, of the grouper species.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
The largest groupers can be taken on rocky bottom in the deep holes about the inlets.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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In poetry:

They hung her from the ceiling
Yes, they hung up Miss Gee;
And a couple of Oxford Groupers
Carefully dissected her knee.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden

In news:

Gulf of Mexico grouper species open to harvest include red, black, yellowfin, yellowmouth, rock hind, red hind and scamp.
Fridays as Key West grouper on the menu at hundreds… (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff ).
Crab Crusted Grouper from Vic & Angelo's Enoteca.
Click on "Saltwater" and "Regulations" then " Groupers .".
Gulf gag grouper sport season reopens Sept.16.
During the open season, from Sept.16 through Nov.15, recreational anglers may keep two gag grouper .
The bait has started to move a bit and that means the grouper will not be far behind them.
Julia Child Salmon and Grouper with Patrick Clark PBS.
Red grouper fishing remaining strong.
"This is a unique area in that we have some of the largest aggregations of Goliath Groupers " Erick Ault, a Research Associate for FWC said.
I was in southwest Florida dropping metal jigs alongside wrecks for groupers and other reef fish.
Joiner hooked into six grouper to win the $400 first prize with her father, Capt.
Pair it with discounted grouper ceviche, rock shrimp and crab sliders 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach.
Fort Pierce native recalls snook fishing, grove work, and a 900-pound goliath grouper.
Known as Amendment 14, the rule is a change to the federal South Atlantic Region's Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the snapper/grouper fishery.
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In science:

Grouper: a dynamic clustering interface to web search results.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
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