Hippoglossus

noun Hip·po·glos·sus \ˌhipəˈgläsəs, -lȯs-\

Definition of Hippoglossus

  1. :  a genus of flatfishes containing the typical halibuts and sometimes being made to be the type of a separate family but usually included in the Pleuronectidae

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Origin and Etymology of hippoglossus

New Latin, from hipp- + -glossus (from Greek glōssa tongue) — more at gloss


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