Definition of dentex in English:



  • Any of various sea breams of the genus "Dentex", especially "D. dentex" of the Mediterranean and the North African Atlantic coast. Many are important food fishes.

    • ‘You will see shoaling barracuda, dentex, amberjack and sunfish here.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin.