halibut

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English[edit]

halibut

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *halibutt, equivalent to holy +‎ but (flatfish), since the fish was often eaten on holy days. Compare Dutch heilbot, German Heiligbutt, Heilbutt, Heilbutte. Compare also Danish helleflynder, Swedish helgeflundra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæ.lɨ.bət/, /ˈhɒ.lɨ.bət/

Noun[edit]

halibut (plural halibuts or halibut)

  1. A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

halibut m anim

  1. halibut

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

halibut m (plural halibuts)

  1. halibut

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