Menticirrhus

noun

Men·​ti·​cir·​rhus
ˌmentəˈsirəs
: a genus of North American food fishes (family Sciaenidae) comprising the whitings

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Menticirrhus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Menticirrhus. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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