Definition of Dover sole in English:

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Dover sole

Pronunciation: /ˈdōvər sōl/


Either of two flatfishes that are highly valued as food.
  • A true sole that is common in European waters (Solea solea, family Soleidae). A relative of the lemon sole found in the eastern Pacific (Microstomus pacificus, family Pleuronectidae)..
Example sentences
  • Such favourites as herring, plaice, cod, Dover sole, haddock, monkfish, snapper, mackerel, sardines, scallops and tuna are all as wild as cheetahs and antelopes.
  • A triumph of modern French cuisine, the short but sassy menu features lobster and smoked haddock soufflé, Dover sole with smoked eel, mackerel and pomme purée and crème of fromage blanc, peanut sable and ice cream for desert.
  • Colclough said the river is now the largest Dover sole fishery in England and Wales.

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Syllabification: Do·ver sole

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