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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Triple-tail  \Tri"ple-tail`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  edible  fish  ({Lobotes  Surinamensis})  found  in  the  warmer 
  parts  of  all  the  oceans,  and  common  on  the  southern  and 
  middle  coasts  of  the  United  States.  When  living  it  is  silvery 
  gray,  and  becomes  brown  or  blackish  when  dead.  Its  dorsal  and 
  anal  fins  are  long,  and  extend  back  on  each  side  of  the  tail. 
  It  has  large  silvery  scales  which  are  used  in  the  manufacture 
  of  fancy  work  Called  also  locally,  {black  perch}, 
  {grouper},  and  {flasher}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grouper  \Group"er\,  n.  [Corrupted  fr  Pg  garupa  crupper.  Cf 
  {Garbupa}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  One  of  several  species  of  valuable  food  fishes  of  the 
  genus  {Epinephelus},  of  the  family  {Serranid[ae]},  as  the 
  red  grouper,  or  brown  snapper  ({E.  morio}),  and  the  black 
  grouper,  or  warsaw  ({E.  nigritus}),  both  from  Florida  and 
  the  Gulf  of  Mexico. 
  b  The  tripletail  ({Lobotes}). 
  c  In  California,  the  name  is  often  applied  to  the 
  rockfishes.  [Written  also  {groper},  {gruper},  and 
  {trooper}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grouper 
  n  1:  flesh  of  lean-fleshed  fish  similar  to  sea  bass 
  2:  usually  solitary  bottom  sea  basses  of  warm  seas 




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