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mojarra

[moh-hahr-uh] /moʊˈhɑr ə/
noun
1.
any of several chiefly tropical, silvery fishes of the family Gerridae, having a protrusible mouth and grooves at the bases of the dorsal and anal fins into which the fins can be folded.
Origin of mojarra
< Spanish: literally, point of a lance < Arabic muḥarrab pointed, sharp, past participle of ḥarrab to sharpen
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