- any of several chiefly deep-sea fishes of the family Brotulidae.
Origin of brotula
< New Latin Brotula genus name < American Spanish brótula kind of fish, literally, little bud, equivalent to brot(ón) bud + -ula -ule
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Examples from the Web for brotula
Their relatives live in the ocean, Brotula barbata in Cuban waters; some of the others are blind and inhabitants of deep water.