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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“Hippoglossus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippoglossus. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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