One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sea bream of the genus Dentex, especially D. dentex of the Mediterranean and the North African Atlantic coast.
- ‘There are good numbers of many different species of bream, but the pink dentex and the hurta bream are the most prized, both reaching in excess of 30 lb.’
- ‘I was heartened to also see good concentrations of dentex bream, the northern Mediterranean's equivalent of the barracuda.’
- ‘Like Majorca, the sea around Menorca abounds with shoaling barracuda, amberjack, dentex and dolphins.’
- ‘You will see shoaling barracuda, dentex, amberjack and sunfish here.’
Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin.
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