American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A European flatfish, Scophthalmus maximus, that has a brown knobby upper side and is prized as food.
- n. Any of various flatfishes similar or related to this fish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A New Zealand fish, Ammotretis guntheri. Also called lemon-sole or yellowbelly.
- n. One of the larger flatfishes, Psetta maxima (formerly Rhombus maximus), belonging to the family Pleuronectidæ. With the exception of the halibut, the turbot is the largest flatfish of European waters, attaining a weight of from 30 to 40 pounds. It is white on the lower or blind side; the colored upper side is of variegated dark-brownish shades, and the fins are much spotted. It is very highly esteemed as a food-fish. Also called
- n. In the United States, one of several large flounders more or less resembling the above, as Bothus maculatus, the sand-flounder or window-pane of the Atlantic coast, more fully called spotted turbot, and Hypopsetta guttulata, the diamond flounder of California.
- n. The file-fish.
- n. The trigger-fish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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
- n. Any one of numerous species of flounders more or less related to the true turbots, as the American plaice, or summer flounder (see flounder), the halibut, and the diamond flounder (Hypsopsetta guttulata) of California.
- n. The filefish; -- so called in Bermuda.
- n. The trigger fish.
- n. flesh of a large European flatfish
- n. a large brownish European flatfish
- From Old (and modern) French turbot, from Old Swedish tornbut, from törn (“thorn”) + but (“butt, flatfish”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English turbut, from Old French tourbout, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish törnbut : törn, thorn + but, flatfish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The turbot is a goofy-looking flat fish found mainly in the North Atlantic.”
“It derives its name from having teeth exactly like those of a sheep, and is a most excellent fish wherewith to console themselves for the want of the turbot, which is never seen in the American waters.”
“A turbot is a kind of flatfish, native to the North Atlantic, that uses a specialized organ which makes use of the fish's own wake to force oxygenated water over its gills, resulting in basically force-induction of its metabolism, thus enhancing its speed and power. ckc (not kc) said,”
“The 47-year-old Bellevue man admitted in court Friday that he bought more than 65 tons of flatfish called turbot (TUR 'bet) from China and re-labeled it as halibut.”
“The 47-year-old Bellevue man admitted in court Friday that he bought more than 65 tons of flatfish called turbot from China and re-labeled it as halibut.”
“Small fried whitings are frequently used for garnishing large boiled fish, such as turbot, cod, etc.”
“E. tarda is well established to be one of the leading fish pathogens haunting the aquaculture industries throughout the world, and its association with high value fish species such as turbot has impelled the attempts for vaccine development against this organism.”
“Next, the main course of turbot with lemon calamari is just as simple and fresh.”
“A final regret came when the nearby restaurant removed turbot cheeks from their menu, a serious blow, as I thought this delicacy a prime reason to come to the peninsula.”
“Tom's posh presentations, such as poached turbot with truffle gnocchi, are popular with the English elite; Kate Middleton celebrated her birthday at his flagship restaurant.”
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