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Flounder vs. Halibut

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Floundernoun

A European species of flatfish having dull brown colouring with reddish-brown blotches; fluke, European flounder, Platichthys flesus.

Halibutnoun

A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.

Floundernoun

(North America) Any of various flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae or Bothidae.

Halibutnoun

A large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidæ. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish.

Floundernoun

A bootmaker's tool for crimping boot fronts.

Halibutnoun

lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

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Flounderverb

(intransitive) To flop around as a fish out of water.

Halibutnoun

marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes

Flounderverb

(intransitive) To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance.

‘Robert yanked Connie's leg vigorously, causing her to flounder and eventually fall.’;

Halibut

Halibut is the common name for three flatfish in the genera Hippoglossus and Reinhardtius from the family of right-eye flounders and, in some regions, and less commonly, other species of large flatfish. The word is derived from haly (holy) and butte (flat fish), for its popularity on Catholic holy days.

Flounderverb

(intransitive) To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered.

‘He gave a good speech, but floundered when audience members asked questions he could not answer well.’;

Floundernoun

A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidæ, of many species.

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Floundernoun

A tool used in crimping boot fronts.

Floundernoun

The act of floundering.

Flounderverb

To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce.

‘They have floundered on from blunder to blunder.’;

Floundernoun

flesh of any of various American and European flatfish

Floundernoun

any of various European and non-European marine flatfish

Flounderverb

walk with great difficulty;

‘He staggered along in the heavy snow’;

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Flounderverb

behave awkwardly; have difficulties;

‘She is floundering in college’;

Flounder

Flounders are a group of flatfish species. They are demersal fish, found at the bottom of oceans around the world; some species will also enter estuaries.

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