noun Par·al·ich·thys \ˌparəˈlikthə̇s\

Definition of Paralichthys

  1. :  a widespread genus of flatfishes that includes the summer flounder, the California halibut, and other important food fishes and that is sometimes made type of a separate family but is usually included in Bothidae

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Origin and Etymology of paralichthys

New Latin, from Greek paralia + ichthys fish — more at ichthus

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to cast off or become cast off

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