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 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 blackfordi — 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 • Syn: ↑red snapper • Hypernyms: ↑snapper • Member Holonyms: ↑Lutjanus, ↑genus Lutjanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   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 — noun type genus of the Lutjanidae: snappers • Syn: ↑genus Lutjanus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Lutjanidae, ↑family Lutjanidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Lutjanus — noun type genus of the Lutjanidae: snappers • Syn: ↑Lutjanus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Lutjanidae, ↑family Lutjanidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • red snapper — noun 1. highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico • Hypernyms: ↑snapper • Part Holonyms: ↑Lutjanus blackfordi 2. an esteemed food fish with pinkish red head and body; common in the Atlantic coastal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • pargo — ► sustantivo masculino ZOOLOGÍA Pagro, pez teleósteo parecido al pagel. * * * pargo (del lat. «pagrus») m. *Pagro (pez perciforme). * * * pargo. m. pagro. * * * ► masculino ZOOLOGÍA Pez osteíctio de la familia espáridos (Sparus pagrus) de cuerpo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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