noun (plural same or turbots)
- 1A European flatfish of inshore waters, which has large bony tubercles on the body and is prized as food.
More example sentences
- Scophthalmus maximus, family Scophthalmidae (or Bothidae)
- Unlike the turbot the upper body surface is covered with small scales, not the bony tubercles of the larger species.
- The main fishery for the turbot in Atlantic waters is in the North Sea.
- A highly valued food fish, the turbot lives along sand and gravel shores.
- 1.1Used in names of flatfishes similar to the turbot, e.g. black turbot.More example sentences
- As the Latin name suggests, the turbot is the largest species in its family reaching a metre or more in length.
Middle English: from Old French, of Scandinavian origin.
More definitions of turbotDefinition of turbot in:
- The US English dictionary