The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mullet \Mul"let\, n. [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L.
1. (Zool.) 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 Mugil cephalus which occurs both on the European and
2. (Zool.) 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 (Mullus surmulletus) of Southern
Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is
noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet.
French mullet. See Ladyfish