sur mullet


a goatfish, especially one of the European species used for food.

1665–75; < French surmulet, Middle French sormulet, equivalent to sor reddish brown (see sorrel1) + mulet mullet Unabridged
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surmullet (sɜːˈmʌlɪt)
a US name for the red mullet
[C17: from French sormulet, from sor brown + mullet]

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