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.
- ‘You will see shoaling barracuda, dentex, amberjack and sunfish here.’
- ‘Like Majorca, the sea around Menorca abounds with shoaling barracuda, amberjack, dentex and dolphins.’
- ‘I was heartened to also see good concentrations of dentex bream, the northern Mediterranean's equivalent of the barracuda.’
- ‘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.’
Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin.
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