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 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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