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flatfish

flatfish

noun flat·fish \ˈflat-ˌfish\

: a fish (such as a halibut, flounder, or sole) that has a flat body and swims on its side with both eyes on the upper side

Full Definition of FLATFISH

:  any of an order (Heterosomata) of marine typically bottom-dwelling bony fishes (as the halibuts, flounders, turbots, and soles) that as adults swim on one side of the laterally compressed body and have both eyes on the upper side

First Known Use of FLATFISH

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