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grouper

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[ groo-per ]
/ ˈgru pər /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) group·er·er, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species), group·ers.

any of various sea basses of the family Serranidae, especially of the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, of tropical and subtropical seas.

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Origin of grouper

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First recorded in 1680–90, grouper is from the Portuguese word garupa, of uncertain origin

Definition for grouper (2 of 2)

grouper

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[ groo-per ]
/ ˈgru pər /

noun

a member of a group, as of tourists.
Slang. a member of a group of usually young and single persons who rent and share a house or apartment, as at a summer resort.

Origin of grouper

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First recorded in 1930–35; group + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for grouper

grouper

/ (ˈɡruːpə) /

noun

a variant of groper
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Word Origin and History for grouper

grouper


n.

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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