Dover sole


Definition of Dover sole

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

First Known Use of Dover sole

circa 1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Dover sole

probably from Dover, England

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“Dover sole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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