from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of flatfishes of the family Pleuronectidæ, having as its type Pleuronectes platessa: same as Pleuronectes in a strict sense. See cuts under plaice and asymmetry.
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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.
_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.