Dover soleDover sole
- a common European sole (Solea vulgaris, family Soleidae), highly valued as a food fish
- a North American flounder (Microstomus pacificus, family Pleuronectidae), widely used as a food fish in the U.S.
Origin of Dover soleprobably after Dover (the seaport)
- An edible sole (Solea solea) of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, valued for its delicate flesh.
- A large flounder (Microstomus pacificus) of the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Bering Sea to Baja California that is harvested as a food fish.
Origin of Dover soleAfter Dover, England (the chief fishing port where Dover sole was landed in England in the 19th century).