late Middle English: variant of migraine.
1A deep-water flatfish of the European Atlantic coast. Also called sail-fluke, whiff2.
- Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis, family Scophthalmidae (or Bothidae)
- Even though this rig is especially good for gurnards, it also proves superbly successful for dabs, plaice, megrim, even small turbot and brill, also haddock, cod and whiting.
- Additionally from Wednesday last Ireland's fishing industry was ordered to stop fishing for monkfish, prawns, white pollack and megrims as the country's quota for the current year had already been reached.
- We welcome the decision to increase the quotas for monkfish, megrim and haddock in the southwestern waters.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.