Turbot meaning

tûrbət
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.
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Any of various flatfishes or other fishes that are similar to this fish.
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Any of various flounders, highly valued as food.
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A species of flatfish native to Europe, Scophthalmus maximus, earlier Psetta maxima.
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Any of various other flatfishes of family Scophthalmidae that are found in marine or brackish waters.
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Triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen.
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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