Grouper, n. [Corrupted fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf. Garbupa.].
One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus Epinephelus, of the family Serranidæ, as the red grouper, or brown snapper (Epinephelus morio), and the black grouper, or warsaw (Epinephelus nigritus), both from Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. [1913 Webster]