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n. pl. goatfish or goat·fish·es
Any of various fishes of the family Mullidae of warm seas, having two sensory barbels on the chin and usually a brightly colored body. Also called red mullet.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) the US name for red mullet
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n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
any tropical reef fish of the family Mullidae, with two barbels on the chin.
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|Noun||1.||goatfish - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels|
mullet - bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
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