- any of various sea basses of the family Serranidae, especially of the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, of tropical and subtropical seas.
Origin of grouper1
Origin of grouper2
Related Words for groupercivil, communal, cordial, group, familiar, collective, community, general, common, societal, sociable, nice, social, amusing, communicative, companionable, convivial, entertaining, gracious, gregarious
Examples from the Web for grouper
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of grouper
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
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.