surmullet


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Related to surmullet: Mullus surmuletus

surmullet

(sɜːˈmʌlɪt)
n
(Animals) a US name for the red mullet
[C17: from French sormulet, from sor brown + mullet]
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Noun1.surmullet - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbelssurmullet - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
mullet - bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
genus Mullus, Mullus - type genus of the Mullidae: goatfishes
Mullus auratus, red goatfish - body bright scarlet with 2 yellow to reddish strips on side
Mulloidichthys martinicus, yellow goatfish - schooling goatfish; greyish with yellow stripe
References in classic literature ?
It was composed of turtle soup made of the most delicate hawks bills, of a surmullet served with puff paste
266), and that for a surmullet 80 [pounds sterling], while the assertion that 'no meal cost Vitellius less than 2000 [pounds sterling]' (Rae 1834, p.