Definition of grouper in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡro͞opər/


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A large or very large heavy-bodied fish of the sea bass family, with a big head and wide mouth, found in warm seas.
  • Family Serranidae: several genera, in particular Epinephelus and Mycteroperca. The Nassau grouper (E. striatus) is the most economically important fish of the Bahamas.
Example sentences
  • Large fish such as groupers and moray eels can often be found resting next to a colony of shrimps, which flit out and crawl over the fish's skin while cleaning it.
  • It is another country - on the dive we see angelfish, tarpon, grouper and moray eels.
  • Larger fish such as groupers or other sharks have been known to prey on whitetips.


Early 17th century: from Portuguese garoupa, probably from a local term in South America.

Words that rhyme with grouper

blooper, cooper, Cowper, duper, Hooper, looper, pea-souper, pupa, scooper, snooper, stupa, stupor, super, trooper, trouper, whooper

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Syllabification: group·er

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