petrale sole

noun
pe·​tra·​le sole | \ pə-ˈträ-lē- How to pronounce petrale sole (audio) \

Definition of petrale sole

: a flounder (Eopsetta jordani) chiefly of the Pacific waters of North America that is an important food fish

called also petrale

Examples of petrale sole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, SFChronicle.com, "13 years ago, the Nature Conservancy desperately wanted to protect groundfish. Now it wants you to eat them," 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, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Gov. Newsom has some decisions to make," 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, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway | The Sacramento Bee," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of petrale sole

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for petrale sole

petrale probably from Italian dialect, a flatfish

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“Petrale sole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petrale%20sole. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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