American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several large edible flatfishes of the genus Hippoglossus and related genera, of northern Atlantic or Pacific waters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the genus Hippoglossus, H. vulgaris, and the largest species of the flatfish family or Pleuronectidæ. This fish has a compressed body, one side being colored, the other white, and both eyes on the same side of the head. It grows to a great size, sometimes weighing from 300 to 400 pounds. It forms an article of food, and some parts of the body are fat, tender, and delicious. The name is also given to various other species of Pleuronectidæ, such as Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, known as the Greenland halibut, and Paralichthys californicus, known in California as the Monterey halibut and bastard halibut.
- n. A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
- n. lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
- Middle English : hali, holi, holy (from its being eaten on holy days); see holy + butte, flatfish (from Middle Dutch). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Chef Michelle removing seared halibut from the pan.”
“Because halibut is meaty, it makes wonderful kebabs, aka souvlaki.”
“Frozen halibut is fine, but the texture and flavor of fresh halibut is far superior, so it's always a happy day when the new halibut season starts.”
“Sigh, halibut is one of the very most expensive types of fish here so I rarely buy it.”
“However, when previously frozen halibut is cooked while submerged in olive oil, it stays moist - so long as you don't overcook it.”
“Fantastic idea of using beets in the risotto and I checked what halibut is in the dictionary and its Greek name is ψήσσα, and must be really good.”
“Ivy, halibut is a white fish like cod but, like γλώσσα, is a flat bottom-dwelling fish.”
“The big disappointment, though, is The Ginger's halibut, which is insipid and flabby, and which she goes on whingeing about.”
“I ordered the broiled halibut, which is seasoned in arreganata bread crumbs with a white wine, garlic butter sauce, $16.50.”
“The halibut was a little overcooked, making it on the dry side.”
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