snapper


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snapper \Snap"per\, n.
   1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of
      trifles; the snapper of a whip.
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   2. (Zool.) 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.
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   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.
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   3. (Zool.) A snapping turtle; as, the alligator snapper.
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   4. (Zool.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
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   5. (Zool.) A snap beetle.
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   6. (Teleg.) A device with a flexible metal tongue for
      producing clicks like those of the sounder.
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   7. A string bean. [Colloq., U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rosefish \Rose"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
   A large marine scorpaenoid food fish (Sebastes marinus)
   found on the northern coasts of Europe and America. called
   also red perch, hemdurgan, Norway haddok, and also,
   erroneously, snapper, bream, and bergylt.
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   Note: When full grown it is usually bright rose-red or
         orange-red; the young are usually mottled with red and
         ducky brown.
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