turbot definition by Webster's New World
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turbot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. turbot turbot or tur·bots
- A European flatfish, Scophthalmus maximus, that has a brown knobby upper side and is prized as food.
- Any of various flatfishes similar or related to this fish.
Origin: Middle English turbut, from Old French tourbout, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish törnbut : törn, thorn + but, flatfish; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of turbot