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3 definitions found
 for Mugil cephalus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Macho \Ma"cho\, n. [Sp.] (Zool.)
     The striped mullet of California ({Mugil cephalus, syn.
     Mugil Mexicanus).
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     French mullet. See Ladyfish
        (a) .
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Mugil cephalus
      n 1: most important commercial mullet in eastern United States
           [syn: striped mullet, Mugil cephalus]

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