- a person or thing that gropes.
Origin of groper1
- a large, purplish food fish, Achoerodus gouldii, inhabiting waters off Australia and New Zealand, characterized by an enormous gape.
Origin of groper2
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Examples from the Web for groper
And yet Groper, in his own way, wished to hold fast this state of things.
There were, he said, some five or six kinds, but they were all of the groper family.
He therefore placed more confidence in Bucer than in Groper.
It is true that he was counselled by Groper, with whom we became acquainted at the Diet of Ratisbon.
The author of the book was not known with certainty; some looked upon Wizel as the author, others, Groper.
- any large marine serranid fish of the genus Epinephelus and related genera, of warm and tropical seasAlso called: garoupa
C17: from Portuguese garupa, probably from a South American Indian word
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