Li·​man·​da | \ lə̇ˈmandə \

Definition of Limanda

: 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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History and Etymology for Limanda

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 28 Nov. 2020.

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