from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See goatfish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mullet in the family Mullidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of various species of mullets of the family Millidæ, esp. the European species (Millus surmulletus), which is highly prized as a food fish. See mullet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Mullidæ; specifically, Mullus surmuletus, one of the choicest food-fishes of the Mediterranean (anciently the mullus, of gastronomic renown), red in color with three yellow longitudinal stripes. The red or plain surmullet of Europe is M. barbatus. See mullet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
French surmulet, from Old French sormulet : probably sor, reddish brown (of Germanic origin) + mulet, mullet; see mullet.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French surmulet, from Middle French sormulet, from sor ("reddish brown") + mulet ("mullet"). (Wiktionary)