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sand dab Line breaks: sand dab

Definition of sand dab in English:


1A small flatfish which is found in the Pacific coastal waters of America.
  • Genus Citharichthys, family Bothidae: several species
Example sentences
  • Chapter One starts with oysters, mussels and clams and subsequent chapters visit herring and shad, sablefish and butterfish, mahi mahi, halibut and sand dabs.
  • Two other species of sand dab are found in California but are of minor importance.
1.1 another term for windowpane (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • Many gadoid species, such as cod, haddock, silver hake, sand dabs, and witch flounder breed on Stellwagen Bank (or in nearshore coastal waters), but not over deeper Gulf waters.

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