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Plaice vs. Flounder

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Plaicenoun

Several similar marine flatfish of the righteye flounder family Pleuronectidae:

Floundernoun

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

Plaicenoun

Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice), commonly found in the North Sea and Irish Sea, with smooth brown skin and red or orange spots.

Floundernoun

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

Plaicenoun

Hippoglossoides platessoides (American plaice), of the North American Atlantic.

Floundernoun

A bootmaker's tool for crimping boot fronts.

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Plaicenoun

Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus (Alaska plaice), of the eastern North Pacific.

Flounderverb

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

Plaicenoun

Acanthopsetta nadeshnyi (scale-eye plaice), of the western North Pacific.

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.’;

Plaicenoun

Liopsetta glacialis (polar plaice)

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.’;

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Plaicenoun

A European food fish (Pleuronectes platessa), allied to the flounder, and growing to the weight of eight or ten pounds or more.

Floundernoun

A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidæ, of many species.

Plaicenoun

flesh of large European flatfish

Floundernoun

A tool used in crimping boot fronts.

Plaicenoun

large European food fish

Floundernoun

The act of floundering.

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Plaice

Plaice is a common name for a group of flatfish that comprises four species: the European, American, Alaskan and scale-eye plaice. Commercially, the most important plaice is the European.

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’;

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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