- any of various sea basses of the family Serranidae, especially of the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, of tropical and subtropical seas.
Origin of grouper1
First recorded in 1680–90, grouper is from the Portuguese word garupa, of uncertain origin
Origin of grouper2
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Examples from the Web for grouper
When the grouper is tender and the sauce is slightly thickened and flavorful, 20 to 25 minutes, and turn off the heat.
My top fish recommendation for this recipe is grouper; it has flesh that cooks and keeps together in the sauce.
A grouper saw them coming and ducked into his hole in the coral.
Even in their predicament, Rick could see the humor in the grouper's reaction.
Three other boats came out across the reef, ventured a little way in the Gulf Stream, and then went back to grouper and barracuda.Tales of Fishes
They swam slowly around, looking for the grouper's hiding place and failed to locate it.
He let his momentum carry him right through the grouper's front door into the cabin.
- a variant of groper
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Word Origin and History for grouper
type of fish, 1690s, from Portuguese garupa, of unknown origin, probably of South American Indian origin, perhaps from a word in Tupi.
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