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mojarras

mojarras is a plural form of mojarra

mojarra

Definition:

a small silvery schooling fish with a protrusible mouth and found in warm coastal waters

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plurals:

mojarra* | mojarras
(* mojarra may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Spanish, knife, a kind of fish found off the coast of Spain, from Arabic...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Mojarra | mojarras | Gerreidae

of fishes in the order Perciformes. It has seven genera. Mojarras are a common prey and bait fish in many parts of the Caribbean, including the South American coast and Caribbean islands. These species tend to be difficult to identify in the field and ... (44 of 240 words, 1 image)

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Mojarra (disambiguation)

may refer to: Mojarras, the Gerreidae family of fishes in the order Perciformes. | Mojarra, the reference implementation of JavaServer Faces. | Mojarra is also slang for an illegal immigrant in the United States, mojado. (33 of 76 words, 3 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

mojarra

a tropical American sea fish that belongs to the genus Gerreidae (11 of 169 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mojarra

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mojarra [fish] | Eucinostomus argenteus [species]

any of approximately 40 species of fishes in the family Gerreidae, found in marine environments in most warm regions of the world. Brackish habitats ... (24 of 121 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/387799​/mojarra

Columbia Encyclopedia:

mojarra

common name for a member of the family Gerridae, small tropical food fishes. The many American species are found chiefly off the southern Atlantic ... (24 of 101 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0833594​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

mojarra | mojarras [plural]

Any of several species of small, silvery, mainly tropical American marine fishes of the family Gerridae, having extremely protrusile mouths. (20 of 58 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mojarra

Oxford Dictionary:

mojarra

a small, typically silvery fish that lives in shallow coastal and brackish waters of tropical America.; Family Gerreidae: several genera and numerous ... (22 of 47 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mojarra

Random House Dictionary:

mojarra

any of several chiefly tropical, silvery fishes of the family Gerridae, having a protrusible mouth and grooves at the bases of the dorsal and anal ... (25 of 38 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

mojarra | mojarras [plural]

A perciform fish often used as bait. (7 of 24 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mojarra

New World Dictionary:

percoid

of or belonging to a very large order (Perciformes) of bony fishes found in fresh and salt water, including the perches, basses, and sunfishes | a ... (25 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/percoid

Encarta Dictionary:

mojarra | mojarras [plural] | Gerridae [member of]

a small silvery ocean fish with mouthparts that can be thrust outward. Native to: shallow waters of tropical America. Family Gerridae. (21 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630782​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

mojarra | mojarras [plural]

Origin: Spanish, knife, a kind of fish found off the coast of Spain, from Arabic muḥarrab, pointed, from ḥarraba, to ... (19 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mojarra

Oxford Dictionary:

mojarra

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: American Spanish

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mojarra

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

mojarra

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "mojarra"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "mojarra" by speech synthesizer

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YourDictionary Audio:

mojarra

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mojarra" by speech synthesizer

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