turbot

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English[edit]

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Scophthalmus maximus

Etymology[edit]

From Old (and modern) French turbot, from Old Swedish tornbut, from törn (“thorn”) + but (“butt, flatfish”).

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Noun[edit]

turbot (plural turbot or turbots)

  1. A species of flatfish native to Europe, Scophthalmus maximus, earlier Psetta maxima.
  2. Any of various other flatfishes of family Scophthalmidae that are found in marine or brackish waters.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, chapter 1/1, Death Walks in Eastrepps[1]:
      Eldridge closed the despatch-case with a snap and, rising briskly, walked down the corridor to his solitary table in the dining-car. Mulligatawny soup, poached turbot, roast leg of lamb—the usual railway dinner.
  3. Triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Old Swedish tornbut, from törn (thorn) + but (butt). The name may have arisen because the fish has an appearance similar to a stump.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

turbot m (plural turbots)

  1. turbot

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French turbot.

Noun[edit]

turbot m (plural turbots)

  1. turbot