mojarra definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few types of small, silvery, primarily tropical United states marine fishes of household Gerridae, having extremely protrusile mouths.
    • A perciform fish often made use of as bait.
    • Any of particular basslike marine fishes (mainly of exotic seas, and having a deep, compressed body, protracile mouth, and large silvery scales) constituting the household Gerridæ, as Gerres plumieri, found from Florida to Brazil and used as food. Also, any of many various other fishes of comparable appearance but belonging to various other people.
    • See moharra.
    • small silvery education fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm seaside oceans

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