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Turbotnoun

A species of flatfish native to Europe (Scophthalmus maximus, earlier Psetta maxima).

Halibutnoun

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

Turbotnoun

Any of various other flatfishes of family Scophthalmidae that are found in marine or brackish waters.

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.

Turbotnoun

Triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen.

Halibutnoun

lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

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Turbotnoun

A large European flounder (Rhombus maximus) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on the upper side is brownish with small roundish tubercles scattered over the surface. The lower, or blind, side is white. Called also bannock fluke.

Halibutnoun

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

Turbotnoun

flesh of a large European flatfish

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.

Turbotnoun

a large brownish European flatfish

Turbot

The turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is a relatively large species of flatfish in the family Scophthalmidae. It is a demersal fish native to marine or brackish waters of the Northeast Atlantic, Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

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