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surmullet

[ ser-muhl-it ]
/ sərˈmʌl ɪt /
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noun

a goatfish, especially one of the European species used for food.

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Origin of surmullet

1665–75; <French surmulet,Middle French sormulet, equivalent to sor reddish brown (see sorrel1) + muletmullet1
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surmullet
/ (sɜːˈmʌlɪt) /

noun

a US name for the red mullet

Word Origin for surmullet

C17: from French sormulet, from sor brown + mullet
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