(chiefly Australian/NZ also groper)
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
More 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.
Definition of grouper in:
- The US English dictionary