plural noun

: a family of flatfishes (order Heterosomata) comprising the typical soles and distinguished from the typical flounders (family Pleuronectidae) by the extension of the dorsal fin high on the head and by the covered margin of the preopercle

Word History


New Latin, from Solea, type genus + -idae

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“Soleidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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