mullet


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mullet \Mul"let\, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L.
   mullus.]
   1. (Zool.) 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 Mugil cephalus which occurs both on the European and
      American coasts.
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   2. (Zool.) 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 (Mullus surmulletus) of Southern
      Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is
      noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet.
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   French mullet. See Ladyfish
      (a) .
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mullet \Mul"let\, n. [F. molette.] (Her.)
   A star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a
   difference it indicates the third son.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mullet \Mul"let\, n. [Cf. F. molet a sort of pinchers.]
   Small pinchers for curling the hair. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
   [1913 Webster] Mulley
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