Definitions for mulletˈmʌl ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mul•letˈmʌl ɪt(n.)(pl.)-let; -lets.

  1. any marine or freshwater spiny-finned fish of the family Mugilidae.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of mullet:

1400–50; < MF < L mullus red mullet; see -et

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mullet, grey mullet, gray mullet(noun)

    highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet

  2. mullet, grey mullet, gray mullet(noun)

    freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide

  3. mullet(noun)

    bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mullet(noun)

    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. Mullet(noun)

    any species of the genus Mullus, or family Mullidae; 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

  3. Mullet(noun)

    a star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a difference it indicates the third son

  4. Mullet(noun)

    small pinchers for curling the hair

Freebase

  1. Mullet

    The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back. The mullet began to appear in popular media in the 1960s and 1970s but did not become generally well known until the early 1980s. It continued to be popular until the mid-1990s.


Translations for mullet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mullet(noun)

an edible fish found in coastal waters.

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