Promicrops itaiara
Jewfish Jew"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) 1. A very large serranoid fish ({Promicrops itaiara}) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also {guasa}, and {warsaw}. [1913 Webster]

2. A similar gigantic fish ({Stereolepis gigas}) of Southern California, valued as a food fish. [1913 Webster]

3. The black grouper of Florida and Texas. [1913 Webster]

4. A large herringlike fish; the tarpum. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • guasa — Jewfish Jew fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A very large serranoid fish ({Promicrops itaiara}) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jewfish — Jew fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A very large serranoid fish ({Promicrops itaiara}) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stereolepis gigas — Jewfish Jew fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A very large serranoid fish ({Promicrops itaiara}) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • warsaw — Jewfish Jew fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A very large serranoid fish ({Promicrops itaiara}) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spotted jewfish — noun : a grouper (Promicrops itaiara) of the West Indies and the west coast of Mexico that is one of the largest of all fishes * * * spotted jewfish, a large edible grouper of warm American seas …   Useful english dictionary

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