arrowtooth flounder

noun
variants: less commonly

arrow–tooth flounder

or

arrowtooth halibut

or

arrow–toothed halibut

Definition of arrowtooth flounder

  1. :  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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