from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of flatfishes, giving name to the family Pleuronectidæ, formerly conterminous with the family, later variously restricted.
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- noun type genus of the Pleuronectidae
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I am aware that the pleuronectes (dabs) of the Atlantic go up the Loire as far as Orleans; but I am, nevertheless, of opinion that the dolphins of the Temi, like those of the Ganges, and like the skate (raia) of the Orinoco, are of a species essentially different from the dolphins and skates of the ocean.
Those caught were the Copper-Mine River salmon, white-fish, and two species of pleuronectes.
Those caught were, the Copper-Mine River salmon, white fish, and two species of pleuronectes.