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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Snapper \Snap"per\, noun

1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip.

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.

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}.

3. (Zool.) A snapping turtle; as, the alligator snapper.

4. (Zool.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.

5. (Zool.) A snap beetle.

6. (Teleg.) A device with a flexible metal tongue for producing clicks like those of the sounder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. A string bean. [Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rosefish \Rose"fish'\, noun (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}.

Note: When full grown it is usually bright rose-red or orange-red; the young are usually mottled with red and ducky brown.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff" [syn: {center}, {snapper}]

2: flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas

3: a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends [syn: {cracker}, {snapper}, {cracker bonbon}]

4: Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots [syn: {snapper}, {Chrysophrys auratus}]

5: any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters

6: large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite [syn: {common snapping turtle}, {snapper}, {Chelydra serpentina}]

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