from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Mutton snapper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the family Lycodidæ, Zoarces anguillaris.
  • noun A kind of ormer or ear-shell, Haliotis iris, of New Zealand.
  • noun A common name of a fish of the family Gerridæ, Gerres olisthostomus, found from Florida to Brazil.
  • noun A marine univalve mollusk, Haliotis mæuosa, so called from its flavor when cooked.
  • noun One of the snappers, Lutianus analis, found from Florida to Brazil. It is the most important food-fish in the Havana markets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fish (Lutjanus analis) similar to and often marketed as “red snapper”.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun similar to and often marketed as `red snapper'


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  • A name for abalone in Australia. (Listed in OED2, but hyphenated there.)

    November 18, 2007