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turbot

Line breaks: tur¦bot
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːbət
 
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Definition of turbot in English:

noun (plural same or turbots)

1A European flatfish of inshore waters, which has large bony tubercles on the body and is prized as food.
  • Scophthalmus maximus, family Scophthalmidae (or Bothidae)
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • As the Latin name suggests, the turbot is the largest species in its family reaching a metre or more in length.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, of Scandinavian origin.

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