Definition of grouper:
- In California, the name is often applied to the rockfishes.
- One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus Epinephelus, of the family Serranidae, 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.
- The tripletail ( Lobotes).
An ex- school- teacher from some little flag station in middle Illinois, who'd drifted down to the West Coast, and got to be a captain by ownin' an old cruiser that he took fishin' parties out to the grouper banks on.- "The House of Torchy", Sewell Ford.
- "A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay", Watkin Tench.
Hundreds of fish- the grouper, the red snapper, the noble baracouta, the mullet, and many others, unknown to northern seas- played round the ship, occasionally rising to seize some floating food, that perchance had been thrown overboard.- "Journal of an African Cruiser", Horatio Bridge.