American plaice

noun

Definition of American plaice

: a small, brownish flounder (Hippoglossoides platessoides) found on both coasts of the north Atlantic that has a large mouth and both eyes on the right side
  • While bowheads are doing better because commercial hunting has ended, the situation is dire for the American plaice, a flatfish that experts fear is in the midst of a cod-like collapse due to massive overharvesting in Canadian waters.
  • —Martin Mittelstaedt, Globe and Mail (Canada)5 May 2009

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First Known Use of american plaice

1884


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