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red snapper

any of several snappers of the genus Lutjanus, especially L. campechanus, a large food fish of the Gulf of Mexico.
Origin of red snapper
1765-75, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for red snapper
  • 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.
  • The menu runs the gamut of seafood from raw oysters to a full dinner featuring local red snapper or pan-fried sole.
  • red snapper are also a target of a large sport fishery.
  • Omnivorous and herbivorous fish such as parrot fish, surgeonfish, and red snapper can also be a risk.
British Dictionary definitions for red snapper

red snapper

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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