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

Origin of surmullet

1665–75; < French surmulet, Middle French sormulet, equivalent to sor reddish brown (see sorrel1) + mulet mullet1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a US name for the red mullet

Word Origin for surmullet

C17: from French sormulet, from sor brown + mullet
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