warsaw grouper
noun Etymology: warsaw modification of American Spanish guasa Date: 1949 any of several large groupers; especially one (Epinephelus nigritus) of the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico — called also warsaw

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  • Warsaw grouper — juodasis gruperis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Epinephelus nigritus angl. black grouper; black jewfish; Warsaw grouper rus. варшавский каменный окунь; чёрный групер ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • warsaw grouper — noun see warsaw II …   Useful english dictionary

  • warsaw — /wawr saw/, n. 1. Also called warsaw grouper. a large grouper, Epinephelus nigritus, found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 2. the jewfish, Epinephelus itajara, found off both coasts of tropical America. [1880 85, Amer.; < Sp guasa] *… …   Universalium

  • Grouper — For other meanings, see Grouper (disambiguation). Taxobox name = Groupers image width = 250px image caption = Malabar grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • warsaw — noun see warsaw grouper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Grouper — Group er, n. [Corrupted fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf. {Garbupa}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus {Epinephelus}, of the family {Serranid[ae]}, as the red grouper, or brown snapper ({Epinephelus morio}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warsaw — War saw, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The black grouper ({Epinephelus nigritus}) of the southern coasts of the United States. (b) The jewfish; called also {guasa}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • warsaw — ☆ warsaw [wôr′sô΄ ] n. [altered < AmSp guasa] a very large, black grouper (Epinephelus nigritus) of the Caribbean …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • warsaw — war•saw [[t]ˈwɔr sɔ[/t]] n. ich a large grouper, Epinephelus nigritus, found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean Also called war′saw group′er. Etymology: 1880–85, amer.; < Sp guasa …   From formal English to slang

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