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turbot

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noun tur·bot \ˈtər-bət\

Simple Definition of turbot

  • : a large European fish that is eaten as food

Full Definition of turbot

plural turbot also turbots

  1. 1 :  a large European flatfish (Psetta maxima) that is a popular food fish and has a brownish upper surface marked with scattered tubercles and a white undersurface

  2. 2 :  any of various flatfishes (as Scophthalmus maximus or Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) resembling the turbot

Origin of turbot

Middle English, from Anglo-French turbut


First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with turbot



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