Definition of mullet:
- A star, usually five pointed and pierced; - when used as a difference it indicates the third son.
- Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; - called also gray mullets. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the most valuable species are Mugil capito of Europe, and M.
- Any species of the genus Mullus, or family Mullidae; called also red mullet, and surmullet, esp. the plain surmullet ( Mullus barbatus), and the striped surmullet ( M. surmulletus) of Southern Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet.
- Small pinchers for curling the hair.
grey mullet, gray mullet.
Fish which went up with the tide frequently found themselves stranded on the way down, for the water passed freely between the palm- tree trunks without affording them right of way, and the rude weir often stopped for ever belated bream, mullet, and barramundi.- "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
Minnows, perch, bream and mullet alike are busy assimilating vegetable matter, mussels, worms, insects and small crustacae, merely to form themselves either directly or in their children ultimately into titbits for the nourishing of pickerel.- "Old Plymouth Trails", Winthrop Packard.
- "The Satyricon, Complete", Petronius Arbiter.