Hippoglossus

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

Definition of Hippoglossus 

: 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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History and Etymology for Hippoglossus

New Latin, from hipp- + -glossus (from Greek glōssa tongue)

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