red mullet

noun
a goatfish or surmullet.

Origin:
1755–65

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red mullet
 
n
US name: goatfish any of the marine percoid fishes constituting the family Mullidae, esp Mullus surmuletus, a food fish of European waters. They have a pair of long barbels beneath the chin and a reddish coloration

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The fish was a red mullet, which seldom exceeds two pounds in weight.
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