[ broch-uh-luh ]
/ ˈbrɒtʃ ə lə /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for brotula
Their relatives live in the ocean, Brotula barbata in Cuban waters; some of the others are blind and inhabitants of deep water.