red snapper

noun
any of several snappers of the genus Lutjanus, especially L. campechanus, a large food fish of the Gulf of Mexico.

Origin:
1765–75, Americanism

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red snapper
 
n
any of various marine percoid food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, esp L. blackfordi, having a reddish coloration, common in American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Lutjanidae (snappers)

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Fish that live for several decades, such as red snapper and groupers, can
  recover from such a punch.
And, oh my gosh, the freshly caught red snapper for dinner was to die for.
The closures stimulated a boom in shrimp and red snapper later.
Every now and then they yank a pop-eyed red snapper from the water.
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