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

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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "snapper":
     Klaxon, blunder, boiler factory, boiler room, bull-roarer, bumble,
     catcall, cherry bomb, clack, clacker, clapper, cracker, cricket,
     firecracker, horn, lurch, noisemaker, rattle, rattlebox, siren,
     steam whistle, ticktack, whistle, whizgig, whizzer

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