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gray snapper

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noun
a snapper, Lutjanus griseus, of shallow waters off the coast of Florida, having a grayish-green body with a brown spot on each scale.
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Also called mangrove snapper.

Origin of gray snapper

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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