Menticirrhus

noun
Men·ti·cir·rhus | \ ˌmentəˈsirəs \

Definition of Menticirrhus 

: a genus of North American food fishes (family Sciaenidae) comprising the whitings

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History and Etymology for Menticirrhus

New Latin, from menti- (from Latin mentum chin) + -cirrhus; from the appendage on the lower jaw

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