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halibut

noun hal·i·but \ˈha-lə-bət also ˈhä-\

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

plural halibut also halibuts

Full Definition of HALIBUT

:  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 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

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