mullet

Part of speech: noun

A food fish with silvery sides.

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Usage examples "mullet":

  1. Having now examined every thing which was thought worth our attention, we made the best of our way to Mullet- island, where we landed on the 10th in the evening, and caught some fish. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.
  2. Though the tribe of Buruberongal, to which these men belonged, live chiefly by hunting, the women are employed in fishing, and our party were told, that they caught large mullet in the river. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.
  3. Down in the beautiful little lakes, under overhanging coral cliffs, darting in and out through the fringes of seaweed, the purple mullet and royal red fish flash before the eyes of the fisherman. - "Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina", W. D. Westervelt.