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gray snapper

noun
1.
a snapper, Lutjanus griseus, of shallow waters off the coast of Florida, having a grayish-green body with a brown spot on each scale.
Also called mangrove snapper.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism
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  • Other snapper species are also sought, including the gray snapper.

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