: 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)

Word History


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

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“Limanda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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