mojarra

[moh-hahr-uh]

noun

any of several chiefly tropical, silvery fishes of the family Gerridae, having a protrusible mouth and grooves at the bases of the dorsal and anal fins into which the fins can be folded.

Nearby words

  1. moisturizer,
  2. moit,
  3. moither,
  4. moity,
  5. moivre, abraham de,
  6. mojave,
  7. mojave desert,
  8. moji,
  9. mojito,
  10. mojo

Origin of mojarra

< Spanish: literally, point of a lance < Arabic muḥarrab pointed, sharp, past participle of ḥarrab to sharpen

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