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red mullet

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noun
  1. a goatfish or surmullet.
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Origin of red mullet

First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for red mullet

red mullet

noun
  1. any of the marine percoid fishes constituting the family Mullidae, esp Mullus surmuletus, a food fish of European waters. They have a pair of long barbels beneath the chin and a reddish colorationUS name: goatfish
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