plural -s
: either of two gray mullets (Mugil cephalus or M. curema) of the tropical western Atlantic highly regarded as table fishes
or less commonly lisa francesa
[lisa francesa from Spanish, literally, French lisa] : tenpounder sense 1

Word History


Spanish, from Old Spanish liça

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“Lisa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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