Menticirrhus

noun Men·ti·cir·rhus \ˌmentəˈsirəs\

Definition of Menticirrhus

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

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Origin and Etymology of menticirrhus

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


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