Dover sole

noun

1
: a common European sole (Solea solea) esteemed as a food fish
2
: a flatfish (Microstomus pacificus of the family Ploeronectidae) of the Pacific coast of North America that is a commercially important food fish

Word History

Etymology

probably from Dover, England

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dover sole was circa 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Dover sole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dover%20sole. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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