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n. pl. mojarra or mo·jar·ras
Any of various small, silvery, mainly tropical marine fishes of the family Gerreidae, having a very protrusible mouth.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, knife, a species of sea bream (Diplodus vulgaris), from Arabic muḥarrab, pointed, from ḥarraba, to sharpen, point, from ḥarba, lance, spear; see x̣rb in Semitic roots.]
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(Animals) a tropical American sea fish that belongs to the genus Gerreidae
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Noun1.mojarra - small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal watersmojarra - small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Gerres cinereus, yellowfin mojarra - popular panfish from Bermuda and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
Eucinostomus gula, silver jenny - silvery mojarra found along sandy shores of the western Atlantic
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(Lemnaceae) on the growth response of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and mojarra paleta (Cichlasoma synspillum) fry.
Yet it is unlikely that such propaganda will be found in any of the undeciphered scripts, since the surviving inscriptions are not monumental--with the exception of a few Meroitic ones and a single, challenging inscribed stone, the La Mojarra stela, written in the Isthmian script of the Mexican Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the second century AD.
It was a broad mountain, named for a bell believed to be embedded "in an enchanted place" in the mountain's rocks, "put there by some god or force." The men reminisced about hearing the bell while night-fishing for mojarra and boneless quishele to sell in the market, a sonorous ringing as if it came from a bell on a church, although there were no churches around.
Workers building a riverside dock near the southeastern Mexico settlement of La Mojarra in November 1986 literally stumbled upon a huge rock that they dragged from its muddy bed.