Definition of mojarra in English:


Line breaks: mo|jarra
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
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    • 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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