heilbot

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

heil +‎ bot: heil 'salvation' (also root of heilig 'holy') + Middle Dutch but (modern bot); cognate with halibut, being eaten on Holy days

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: heil‧bot

Noun[edit]

heilbot m (plural heilbotten, diminutive heilbotje n)

  1. halibut, the largest flatfish species of marine genus Hippoglossus