Variant of mullet
- any of a family (Mugilidae) of edible, spiny-finned percoid fishes, both freshwater and marine, having a small mouth and feeble teeth; esp., a striped species (Mugil cephalus)
- any goatfish; esp., a species (Mullus auratus) with reddish or golden scales
Origin: Middle English molet from Old French mulet, diminutive from Classical Latin mullus, red mullet from Glassical Greek myllos, kind of fish from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form mel-: see mule
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