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mul·let

 (mŭl′ĭt)
n.
1. pl. mullet or mul·lets
a. Any of various stout-bodied, edible fishes of the family Mugilidae, found worldwide in tropical and temperate coastal waters and some freshwater streams, and widely cultivated for food. Also called gray mullet.
b. The red mullet; goatfish.
2. A hairstyle formed by cutting the hair short on the top and sides of the head and allowing it to grow longer in back.

[Middle English molet, from Medieval Latin mulettus, probably from Old French mulet, from mul, from Latin mullus, from Greek mullos. Sense 2, popularized and perhaps coined in the 1990s by the American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, possibly as a back-formation from mullet-head, blockhead, idiot.]

mullet

(ˈmʌlɪt)
n
1. (Animals) any of various teleost food fishes belonging to the families Mugilidae (grey mullet) or Mullidae (red mullet). See also grey mullet, red mullet
2. (Animals) the US name for grey mullet
[C15: via Old French from Latin mullus, from Greek mullos]

mullet

(ˈmʌlɪt)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairstyle in which the hair is short at the top and long at the back
[C20: origin unknown]

mul•let

(ˈmʌl ɪt)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -let, (esp. for kinds or species) -lets.
any marine or freshwater spiny-finned fish of the family Mugilidae.
[1400–50; < Middle French < Latin mullus red mullet; see -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mullet - highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mulletmullet - highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet
gray mullet, grey mullet, mullet - freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
fish - the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
2.mullet - freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Mugilidae, Mugilidae - grey mullets
Mugil cephalus, striped mullet - most important commercial mullet in eastern United States
Mugil curema, white mullet - silvery mullet of Atlantic and Pacific coasts
liza, Mugil liza - similar to the striped mullet and takes its place in the Caribbean region
gray mullet, grey mullet, mullet - highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet
3.mullet - bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
bottom-dweller, bottom-feeder - a fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Mullidae, Mullidae - goatfishes or red mullets
goatfish, Mullus surmuletus, red mullet, surmullet - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
Translations
سَمَك بوري
dekaparmice
mullemulte
cipal
tengeri pérhal
fiskur af röndungaætt
kefalė
kefale
hardermatjenektapijt
tainha
hockeyfrilla
barbunya/tekir balığı

mullet

[ˈmʌlɪt] N grey mulletmújol m
red mulletsalmonete m

mullet

[mullet] [ˈmʌlɪt] (pl) n (= fish) → mulet m
red mullet → rouget m

mullet

nMeeräsche f

mullet

[ˈmʌlɪt] n red mullettriglia
grey mullet → muggine m, cefalo

mullet

(ˈmalit) noun
an edible fish found in coastal waters.
References in classic literature ?
All serene on the Rappahannock, troops in fine condition, commisary department well conducted, the Home Guard under Colonel Teddy always on duty, Commander in Chief General Laurence reviews the army daily, Quartermaster Mullet keeps order in camp, and Major Lion does picket duty at night.
During their games, their bounds, while rivalling each other in beauty, brightness, and velocity, I distinguished the green labre; the banded mullet, marked by a double line of black; the round-tailed goby, of a white colour, with violet spots on the back; the Japanese scombrus, a beautiful mackerel of these seas, with a blue body and silvery head; the brilliant azurors, whose name alone defies description; some banded spares, with variegated fins of blue and yellow; the woodcocks of the seas, some specimens of which attain a yard in length; Japanese salamanders, spider lampreys, serpents six feet long, with eyes small and lively, and a huge mouth bristling with teeth; with many other species.
Silver shad, eels, greedy pike, red and gray mullet, swim in shoals into his nets; he has but to choose the finest and largest, and return the others to the waters.
And he, who had been hurled uninjured through the air by a miracle of fortune, had divined that white men in themselves were truly dynamite, compounded of the same mystery as the substance with which they shot the swift- darting schools of mullet, or blow up, in extremity, themselves and the ships on which they voyaged the sea from far places.
The only meat-food living was schools of mullet in the harbour--fattest, finest, biggest mullet I ever laid eyes on.
If they threw it too soon, it wouldn't go off the instant it hit the water, while the splash of it would frighten the mullet away.
The gaping salmon and the golden mullet lying on the slab seem to turn up their eyes sideways, as they would turn up their hands if they had any, in worshipping admiration.
She was boiling mullets over a few red coals in the huge fireplace.
Madame Antoine had cooked little else than the mullets, but while Edna slept Robert had foraged the island.
His cards were printed "le Chevalier de la Billardiere" and on the wall of his office hung, in a frame, his coat of arms (sable, two swords in saltire, on a chief azure three mullets argent; with the motto; "Toujours fidele").
Argent," Alleyne answered, "a fess azure charged with three lozenges dividing three mullets sable.
The poor Cat felt very weak, and he was able to eat only thirty-five mullets with tomato sauce and four portions of tripe with cheese.