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brotula

[ broch-uh-luh ]
/ ˈbrɒtʃ ə lə /
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noun

any of several chiefly deep-sea fishes of the family Brotulidae.

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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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