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Meaning of FLATFISH

Pronunciation:  'flat`fish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side
  2. [n]  sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
 

FLATFISH is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: acanthopterygian, fillet of sole, flounder, flounder, halibut, halibut, Heterosomata, holibut, lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder, order Heterosomata, order Pleuronectiformes, righteye flounder, righteyed flounder, saltwater fish, sole, sole, spiny-finned fish, tonguefish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flat"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any fish of the family {Pleuronectid[ae]}; esp., the winter
flounder ({Pleuronectes Americanus}). The flatfishes have the
body flattened, swim on the side, and have eyes on one side,
as the flounder, turbot, and halibut. See {Flounder}.

 

 

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