from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several small food fishes of the genus Citharichthys of Pacific waters, related to and resembling the flounders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various small flatfish of the genus Citharichthys native to the Pacific coast of the Americas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small American flounder (Limanda ferruginea); -- called also rusty dab. The name is also applied locally to other allied species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of plaice, the rusty dab, Limanda ferruginea, found along the Atlantic coast of the United States, especially northward. Its colored side is brownish-olive with irregular reddish spots. See dab.
  • n. A common name for a flounder, Hippoglossoides platessoides, found on both sides of the North Atlantic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America
  • n. small food fishes of the Pacific coast of North America


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