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grouper1

[groo-per] /ˈgru pər/
noun, plural (especially collectively) grouperer (especially referring to two or more kinds or species), groupers.
1.
any of various sea basses of the family Serranidae, especially of the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, of tropical and subtropical seas.
Origin of grouper1
1680-1690
1680-90; < Portuguese garupa, of uncertain origin

grouper2

[groo-per] /ˈgru pər/
noun
1.
a member of a group, as of tourists.
2.
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
1930-35; group + -er1
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grouper

/ˈɡruːpə/
noun
1.
a variant of groper
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Word Origin and History for 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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