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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

First recorded in 1860–65; from New Latin Brotula genus name, from Latin American Spanish brótula kind of fish, literally, “little bud,” equivalent to brot(ón) “bud” + -ula diminutive suffix; see origin at -ule
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