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red snapper

noun
1.
any of several snappers of the genus Lutjanus, especially L. campechanus, a large food fish of the Gulf of Mexico.
Origin of red snapper
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for red-snapper

red snapper

noun
1.
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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