mojarra

noun mo·jar·ra \mōˈhärə\
variants: less commonly

moharra

\mōˈhärə\

Definition of mojarra

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a fish of the family Gerridae

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of 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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