Turbot Definition

A flatfish, Psetta maxima syn. Scophthalmus maximus, of marine and brackish waters of Europe and North Africa, having a brown knobby upper side and prized as food.
American Heritage
Any of various flounders, highly valued as food.
Webster's New World

Triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen.

  • Psetta maxima

Origin of Turbot

  • Middle English turbut from Old French tourbout probably of Scandinavian origin Old Swedish törnbut törn thorn but flatfish bhau- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old (modern) French turbot, from Old Swedish tornbut, from törn (“thorn") + but (“butt, flatfish").

    From Wiktionary

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