Lutjanus aya
Snapper Snap"per, n. 1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large sparoid food fishes of the genus {Lutjanus}, abundant on the southern coasts of the United States and on both coasts of tropical America. [1913 Webster]

Note: The red snapper ({Lutjanus aya} syn. {Lutjanus Blackfordi}) and the gray, or mangrove, snapper ({Lutjanus griseus}) are large and abundant species. The name is loosely applied to various other fishes, as the bluefish, the rosefish, the red grouper, etc. See {Rosefish}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A snapping turtle; as, the alligator snapper. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) A snap beetle. [1913 Webster]

6. (Teleg.) A device with a flexible metal tongue for producing clicks like those of the sounder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. A string bean. [Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Lutjanus aya — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutjanus Blackfordi — Snapper Snap per, n. 1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large sparoid food fishes of the genus {Lutjanus}, abundant on the southern… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutjanus griseus — Snapper Snap per, n. 1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large sparoid food fishes of the genus {Lutjanus}, abundant on the southern… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutjanus Blackfordii — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snapper — Snap per, n. 1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large sparoid food fishes of the genus {Lutjanus}, abundant on the southern coasts of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abies magnifica — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abies nobilis — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acer rubrum — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aspidiotus aurantii — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atalanta butterfly — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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