surmullet

[ser-muhl-it]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. surjective,
  2. surly,
  3. surmise,
  4. surmount,
  5. surmountable,
  6. surname,
  7. surpass,
  8. surpassing,
  9. surplice,
  10. surplus

Origin of surmullet

1665–75; < French surmulet, Middle French sormulet, equivalent to sor reddish brown (see sorrel1) + mulet mullet1

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British Dictionary definitions for surmullet

surmullet

noun

a US name for the red mullet

Word Origin for surmullet

C17: from French sormulet, from sor brown + mullet

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