brotula

[ broch-uh-luh ]
/ ˈbrɒtʃ ə lə /

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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