petrale sole


pe·​tra·​le sole pə-ˈträ-lē- How to pronounce petrale sole (audio)
: a flounder (Eopsetta jordani) chiefly of the Pacific waters of North America that is an important food fish

called also petrale

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This seafood restaurant in the Mission District embraces local ingredients, and proudly makes note of the anchovies coming from San Francisco and the petrale sole from Half Moon Bay. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 14 Jan. 2023 Particularly good choices are gray sole, lemon sole, winter flounder and yellowtail flounder on the US East Coast; and petrale sole, rex sole and rock sole on the West Coast. Janelle Davis, CNN, 25 May 2022 Range Life co-owner and chef Bill Niles places special emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients in dishes such as toast with sweet peas and caviar butter and Half Moon Bay petrale sole. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2022 The fish counter currently has local seafood like sablefish, petrale sole, rock fish and hook-and-line halibut, along with Maine lobsters. Tara Duggan,, 11 Dec. 2020 In 2014, groundfish populations had rebounded and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program gave petrale sole, sand dabs, sablefish and several types of rockfish the green light for sustainability. Tara Duggan,, 14 Sep. 2019 In 2006, the crash of the groundfish population — bottom-dwelling fish like petrale sole, chilipepper rockfish and sand dabs — led the Nature Conservancy to buy up 13 fishing permits and some California fishermen’s vessels. Taylor Kate Brown,, 16 Sep. 2019 Pearl On the River 1379 Garden Highway What's new: Fish'n’ chips, but more important is the bounty of seasonal vegetables and fruits chef-owner Anthony Smith is anticipating for dishes such as petrale sole over rainbow chard. Al Pierleoni, sacbee, 18 May 2018 See More

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Word History


petrale probably from Italian dialect, a flatfish

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of petrale sole was in 1953

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“Petrale sole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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