rou·​get | \ rüˈzhā \
plural -s

Definition of rouget

: any of several food fish of the family Mullidae and especially of the genus Mullus (as M. surmuletus and M. barbatus) : red mullet

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First Known Use of rouget

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rouget

French, from Old French, from rouge red

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“Rouget.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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