variants: or less commonly moharra \ mōˈhärə \
plural -s

Definition of mojarra

1 : a fish of the family Gerridae
2 : any of various fishes somewhat similar to the mojarras especially : any of numerous small South American fishes of the family Cichlidae

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History and Etymology for mojarra

American Spanish, from Spanish, lance head, a small flat fish found off the coast of Spain, probably from Arabic muḥarrab pointed, from ḥarrab to sharpen, point

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“Mojarra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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