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red mullet

noun

  1. a goatfish or surmullet.


red mullet

noun

  1. any of the marine percoid fishes constituting the family Mullidae , esp Mullus surmuletus , a food fish of European waters. They have a pair of long barbels beneath the chin and a reddish coloration US namegoatfish


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Word History and Origins

Origin of red mullet1

First recorded in 1755–65

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Example Sentences

When red mullet are abundant in fishmongers' shops, a fine mackerel season may be expected.

Meanwhile Euergetes has returned, and from the forecastle comes the sputter of red mullet cooking.

San Giorgio is of note as the place for red mullet from the Adriatic.

But no man can leave his red mullet half eaten for such reasons.

It is to its brilliant colouring that the red mullet owes much of its celebrity.

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