from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of flounders found on both coasts of northern North America and in eastern Asia: known as “dabs.”
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- n. a genus of Pleuronectidae; righteye flounders having a humped nose and small scales; the underside is often brightly colored
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_P. limanda_, the Dab: scales uniform all over the body, with spinules on the projecting edges, making the skin rough; lateral line with a semicircular curve above the pectoral fin.
İki dev tankerin limanda çarpışması sonucu 450 bin galon ham petrol denize döküldü.
It is possible that the case differs from other secondary sexual characters as the antlers of stags in one respect, namely, that the Dab (_P. limanda_), the Sole, and other species of _Solea. _ and several other Pleuronectidae have what are called etenoid scales -- that is, scales furnished with spines on the posterior edge -- and since the ordinary scales of the Plaice are reduced, the spinulation of scales in the mature male Plaice is not a new character but the retention of a primitive character.