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1. Any of several reddish marine food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, especially L. campechanus of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
2. A reddish rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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(Animals) any of various marine percoid food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, esp L. blackfordi, having a reddish coloration, common in American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Lutjanidae (snappers)
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any of several snappers of the genus Lutjanus, esp. L. campechanus, a large food fish of the Gulf of Mexico.
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|Noun||1.||red snapper - highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico|
Lutjanus blackfordi, red snapper - an esteemed food fish with pinkish red head and body; common in the Atlantic coastal waters of North America and the Gulf of Mexico
snapper - flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
|2.||red snapper - an esteemed food fish with pinkish red head and body; common in the Atlantic coastal waters of North America and the Gulf of Mexico|
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
red snapper - highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico
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