garoupa

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of debated origin: probably from an indigenous language of South America (perhaps Old Tupi).[1] Or, from Latin clupea (type of herring).[2]

Noun[edit]

garoupa f (plural garoupas)

  1. grouper (large fish of the subfamily Epiphelinae)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  2. ^ garoupa” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.