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Meaning of MULLET

Pronunciation:  'mulit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  bottom-dwelling marine warm-water fishes with two barbels on the chin
  2. [n]  freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
  3. [n]  highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet

MULLET is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: gray mullet, gray mullet
 See Also: family Mugilidae, family Mullidae, fish, goatfish, liza, Mugil cephalus, Mugil curema, Mugil liza, Mugilidae, mullet, mullet, Mullidae, Mullus surmuletus, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, red mullet, striped mullet, surmullet, white mullet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mul"let\, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L.
    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 {M. cephalus} which occurs both on the
       European and American coasts.
    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 ({M. surmulletus}) of Southern Europe.
       The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for
       the brilliancy of its colors. See {Surmullet}.
    {French mullet}. See {Ladyfish}
       (a) .
  2. \Mul"let\, n. [F. molette.] (Her.)
    A star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a
    difference it indicates the third son.
  3. \Mul"let\, n. [Cf. F. molet a sort of pinchers.]
    Small pinchers for curling the hair. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.