Definition of flatfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflatˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or flatfishes)

A flattened marine fish that swims on its side with both eyes on the upper side. They live typically on the seabed and are colored to resemble it.
  • Order Pleuronectiformes: several families, in particular Bothidae (left-eye flounders), Pleuronectidae (right-eye flounders), and Soleidae (soles).
Example sentences
  • The California halibut is a flatfish with an oblong, compressed body and a large, powerful, broad tail.
  • Today we can read the course of this evolution in the development of a flatfish.
  • The plaice is one of the smaller flatfish found around the British coast.

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Syllabification: flat·fish

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