Definition of Gray mullet
1. Noun. Highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet.
2. Noun. Freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide.
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Family Mugilidae, Mugilidae
Specialized synonyms: Mugil Cephalus, Striped Mullet, Mugil Curema, White Mullet, Liza, Mugil Liza
Terms within: Grey Mullet, Mullet
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Literary usage of Gray mullet
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1. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"gray mullet, 2 ab; striped, 2 c (ill.); red, 37, l ab; bearded, 1 b (ill.). Fish so called, 1 c. Mullet, in heraldry, VIII. 673,2 be. (See plate. ..."
2. Gun, Rod and Saddle: Personal Experiences by Parker Gillmore (1871)
"OFTEN I have stood on the fluvial portion of a river and watched the gray mullet freely sporting on the surface. Numerous were the efforts I made to catch ..."
3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"The gray mullet of western European waters (.!/. capita, Cuv.) attains a length of from 1 to2 feet; the color above is dusky gray tinged with blue, ..."
4. The Steward's Handbook and Guide to Party Catering by Jessup Whitehead (1903)
"MUL MULET (Fr.)—gray mullet. MULLET—There are two fishes of the name, the red und gray mullet. The latter is one of the most abundant ..."
5. The Fly Fisher's Guide by George Cole Bainbridge (1840)
"In the early part of the spring they prefer worms, of which a small brandling and gilt-tail are most to be depended upon. THE gray mullet Is by no means ..."
6. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"A fossil species of gray mullet has been described from the upper Eocene of ... Our figure represents the common gray mullet (M. capita), one of several ..."