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

  • noun Any of several reddish marine food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, especially L. campechanus of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • noun A reddish rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) of the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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  • noun Any of several Atlantic foodfishes, of the genus Lutjanus, that have reddish bodies

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

  • noun highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico
  • noun an esteemed food fish with pinkish red head and body; common in the Atlantic coastal waters of North America and the Gulf of Mexico


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