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grouper

/grúwpa/ [Atlantic; from Port. garoupa, fish of this kind, probably of Cariban origin DJE; cf. Galibi croupy, fish sp. W3] n. any large food fish of the genus Epinephelus: 1731 Grooper (Catesby xliii). 1782 Grupers (Bruce 46). 1909 Groper (Cowles 28). 1918 Grupor (Parsons 45). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-05-21 20:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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