Mullus surmulletus
Mullet Mul"let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; -- called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the most valuable species are {Mugil capito} of Europe, and {Mugil cephalus} which occurs both on the European and American coasts. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of the genus {Mullus}, or family {Mullid[ae]}; called also {red mullet}, and {surmullet}, esp. the plain surmullet ({Mullus barbatus}), and the striped surmullet ({Mullus surmulletus}) of Southern Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See {Surmullet}. [1913 Webster]

{French mullet}. See {Ladyfish} (a) . [1913 Webster]


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  • Mullus barbatus — Mullet Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French mullet — Mullet Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gray mullets — Mullet Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mugil capito — Mullet Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mugil cephalus — Mullet Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mullet — Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red mullet — Mullet Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surmullet — Mullet Mul let, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; called also {gray mullets}. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • striped surmullet — noun : a mullet (Mullus surmulletus) of southern Europe …   Useful english dictionary

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