Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of flatfishes of the family Pleuronectid√¶, having as its type Pleuronectes platessa: same as Pleuronectes in a strict sense. See cuts under plaice and asymmetry.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Landings from the Icelandic area were no longer almost exclusively cod, but species such as haddock, halibut, plaice ( '' Pleuronectes platessa ''), and redfish ( '' Sebastes marinus '') also became common items of the catch.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the Central North Atlantic (Iceland and Greenland)

  • _P. platessa_, the Plaice: scales small, mostly without spinules, reduced and not imbricated, imbedded in the skin; bony knobs on the head behind the eyes, red spots on the upper side.

    Hormones and Heredity

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.