Definition of Mugilidae
: a family of fishes (suborder Mugiloidea) consisting of the gray mullets
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of mugilidae
New Latin, from Mugil, type genus (from Latin mugil mullet) + -idae; akin to Latin mucus nasal mucus — more at mucus
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Mugilidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).