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halibut

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noun hal·i·but \ˈha-lə-bət also ˈhä-\

Simple Definition of halibut

  • : a large fish of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that is often eaten as food

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of halibut

plural

halibut

also

halibuts

  1. :  any of several marine flatfishes (especially Hippoglossus hippoglossus of the Atlantic and H. stenolepis of the Pacific) that are widely used for food and include some of the largest bony fishes

Origin and Etymology of halibut

Middle English halybutte, from haly, holy holy + butte flatfish, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German but; from its being eaten on holy days


First Known Use: 14th century


HALIBUT Defined for Kids

halibut

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noun hal·i·but \ˈha-lə-bət\

Definition of halibut for Students

plural

halibut

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halibuts

  1. :  a very large saltwater flatfish often used for food




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