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winter flounder

Syllabification: win·ter floun·der

Definition of winter flounder in English:

noun

A common flatfish of the western Atlantic, having cryptic gray-brown coloration and popular as food in winter in North America.
  • Pseudopleuronectes americanus, family Pleuronectidae
Example sentences
  • In a more recent data base search, we found a possible homologue of Styelins in a vertebrate-the winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus.
  • Some of the fish should be firm-fleshed and gelatinous like halibut, eel, and winter flounder, and some tender and flaky like hake, baby cod, small pollock, and lemon sole.

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