mojarra

noun

mo·​jar·​ra
variants or less commonly moharra
mōˈhärə
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mojarra. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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