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flatfish

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noun flat·fish \ˈflat-ˌfish\

Simple Definition of flatfish

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flatfish

  1. :  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


FLATFISH Defined for Kids

flatfish

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noun flat·fish \ˈflat-ˌfish\

Definition of flatfish for Students

  1. :  a fish (as the flounder) that has a flat body and swims on its side with both eyes on the upper side




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