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  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