mullet

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[ muhl-it ]
/ ˈmʌl ɪt /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) mul·let, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mul·lets.

any of several marine or freshwater, usually gray fishes of the family Mugilidae, having a nearly cylindrical body.
a goatfish.
a sucker, especially of the genus Moxostoma.

Origin of mullet

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1400–50; late Middle English mulet < Middle French < Latin mullus red mullet; see -et

Definition for mullet (2 of 2)

mullet

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[ muhl-it ]
/ ˈmʌl ɪt /

noun Heraldry.

a starlike charge having five points unless a greater number is specified, used especially as the cadency mark of a third son.

Also molet.

Origin of mullet

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1350–1400; Middle English molet < Old French molete rowel of a spur, equivalent to mole millstone (French meule) + -ette -ette
Also called American star, Scottish star.
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British Dictionary definitions for mullet (1 of 2)

mullet

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/ (ˈmʌlɪt) /

noun

any of various teleost food fishes belonging to the families Mugilidae (grey mullet) or Mullidae (red mullet)See also grey mullet, red mullet
the US name for grey mullet

Word Origin for mullet

C15: via Old French from Latin mullus, from Greek mullos

British Dictionary definitions for mullet (2 of 2)

mullet

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/ (ˈmʌlɪt) /

noun

a hairstyle in which the hair is short at the top and long at the back

Word Origin for mullet

C20: origin unknown
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