Definition of lemon sole in English:

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lemon sole

Pronunciation: /ˈlemən ˈˌsōl/


A common European flatfish of the plaice family. It is an important food fish.
  • Microstomus kitt, family Pleuronectidae.
Example sentences
  • The pub offers a wide range of food from cheese sandwiches to lemon sole.
  • Michael's main course of grilled lemon sole with langoustine butter was good, but not extraordinary.
  • The food, though, remained a class apart, as I found when I ordered the roulade of smoked salmon and lemon sole.


Mid 19th century: lemon from French limande, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: lem·on sole

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