Definition of mojarra in English:

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Pronunciation: /məʊˈharə/


A small, typically silvery fish that lives in shallow coastal and brackish waters of tropical America.
  • Family Gerreidae: several genera and numerous species.
Example sentences
  • The men reminisced about hearing the bell while night-fishing for mojarra and boneless quishele to sell in the market.
  • Flagfin mojarra has a dark marking on the dorsal fin with a white stripe just below the dark marking.
  • Striped mojarra live in shallow coastal waters and occasionally travel quite a distance into freshwater.


Mid 19th century: from American Spanish.

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