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situated in the rear or at the back; posterior: the hind legs of an animal.
[1300–50; Middle English hinde; compare Old English hindan (adv.) from behind, at the back, c. Old High German hintana, Gothic hindana; compare behind, hinder2]
syn: See back1.



n., pl. hinds, (esp. collectively) hind.
1. the female of the European red deer in and after the third year.
2. any of various groupers of the genus Epinephelus, of warm Atlantic seas, as the orange-speckled E. adscensionis (rock hind).
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Middle Dutch hinde, Old High German hinta]



1. a peasant; rustic.
2. Chiefly Scot. a farm laborer.
[before 1000; alter. of Middle English hine (pl.) servants, Old English (Anglian) hīne,hī(g)na, genitive of hīgan (West Saxon hīwan) members of a household; compare hide3]


1. Hindu.
2. Hindustan.
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Noun1.rock hind - found around rocky coasts or on reefsrock hind - found around rocky coasts or on reefs
Epinephelus, genus Epinephelus - genus of groupers or sea bass
hind - any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers
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All the species in the shallow water group are: gag, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, and yellow mouth grouper.
Aggregate species include: gag, black, snowy, misty, red, scamp, yellowedge, yellowfin, yellowmouth grouper; blueline, sand, golden tilefish; coney, graysby, red hind and rock hind.
This includes gag, black, red, scamp, coney, rock hind, red hind, yellowfin, yellowmouth and graysby.