Definition of arrowtooth flounder
: a flatfish (Atheresthes stomias) of the northern Pacific coast of North America that has eyes on the right side and a large mouth with prominent arrow-shaped teeth Blessed with a mystery enzyme that destroys muscle tissue at high temperatures, arrowtooth flounder turns to a pasty mush when cooked conventionally. — Helen Jung, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Dec. 1996 Consider the arrowtooth flounder, which has proliferated as the Bering Sea warms. — Sandi Doughton, Seattle Times, 1 Oct. 2006
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