Definition of red snapper in English:

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red snapper

Pronunciation: /red ˈsnapər/


A reddish marine fish that is of commercial value as a food fish, in particular.
  • A tropical fish of the snapper family (genus Lutjanus, family Lutjanidae). A North Pacific rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus, family Scorpaenidae)..
Example sentences
  • Species currently threatened by overfishing include the Atlantic cod, the black sea bass, the red snapper, and some sharks.
  • After that came a variety of fish, from red snappers to barracuda - around 13 different species in the space of two hours.
  • On this evening it featured a whole red snapper, tuna, salmon, enormous shrimp and sea bass.

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Syllabification: red snap·per

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