noun (plural same or turbots)
1A European flatfish of inshore waters that has large bony tubercles on the body and is prized as food.
- Scophthalmus maximus, family Scophthalmidae (or Bothidae)
More 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.
Definition of turbot in:
- The British & World English dictionary