Flatfish definition

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Any of numerous chiefly marine fishes of the order Pleuronectiformes, including the flounders, soles, and halibuts, having a laterally compressed body with both eyes on the upper side.
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A fish of the order Pleuronectiformes, the adults of which have both eyes on one side and usually swim with the other side down, such as a flounder, a halibut, or a sole.
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Any of an order (Pleuronectiformes) of marine bony fishes, including flounders and soles, having a laterally flattened, asymmetrical body with, as an adult, both the eyes and the mouth on the upper side.
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Singular:
flatfish
Plural:
flatfishes