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 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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  • Red mullet — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red mullet — Taxobox name = Red mullet regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Mullidae genus = Mullus For species see text.The red mullets or surmullets are two species of goatfish, Mullus barbatus and Mullus …   Wikipedia

  • red mullet — Juodosios jūros barzdotė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mullus barbatus ponticus angl. blunt snouted mullet; red mullet; striped mullet rus. черноморская барабулька; черноморская барабуля;… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • red mullet — europinė barzdotė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mullus barbatus barbatus angl. plain mullet; plain surmullet; red mullet; striped mullet rus. европейская барабулька; европейская барабуля;… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • red mullet — Viduržemio jūros barzdotė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mullus surmuletus angl. long snouted mullet; red mullet; striped mullet; surmullet rus. полосатая барабуля; средиземноморская султанка ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • red mullet — /rɛd ˈmʌlət/ (say red muluht) noun (plural red mullet or red mullets) a common food fish, Mullus surmuletus, of European waters, especially the Mediterranean. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • red mullet — auksaspalvė barzdotė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mullus auratus angl. northern goatfish; red goatfish; red mullet rus. золотистая барабулька; золотистая барабуля ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • red mullet — australinė barzdotė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Upenichthys porosus angl. red mullet rus. австралийская барабуля ryšiai: platesnis terminas – australinės barzdotės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • red mullet — red′ mul′let n. ich a goatfish • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • red mullet — noun brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels • Syn: ↑goatfish, ↑surmullet, ↑Mullus surmuletus • Hypernyms: ↑mullet • Hyponyms: ↑red goatfish, ↑Mullus auratus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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