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[groo-per] /ˈgru pər/

noun, plural (especially collectively) grouperer (especially referring to two or more kinds or species), groupers.
any of various sea basses of the family Serranidae, especially of the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, of tropical and subtropical seas.
[groo-per] /ˈgru pər/
a member of a , as of tourists.
Slang. a member of a of usually young and single persons who rent and share a house or apartment, as at a summer resort.
a variant of groper

type of fish, 1690s, from Portuguese garupa, of unknown origin, probably of South American Indian origin, perhaps from a word in Tupi.


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