- 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 gropers
You see, that's what we gropers after the light are trying to make possible.The Return of Peter Grimm
He was continually surrounded at his work by a school of gropers, averaging a foot in length.
The boots are for one's own guidance; the toque illuminante is to show other gropers in the darkness that one's coming.
- 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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