noun Li·man·da \lə̇ˈmandə\

Definition of Limanda

  1. :  a genus of flounders that have the eyes on the right side, a humped nose, small scales, and the undersurface often brightly colored and that include certain excellent food fishes of northern temperate seas (as the rusty dab)

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Origin and Etymology of limanda

New Latin, from French limande dab, from Old French, irregular from lime dab, file, from Latin lima file — more at lime

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to cast off or become cast off

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