rex sole

noun

: a flounder (Errex zachirus synonym Glyptocephalus zachirus) with both eyes on the right side that is an important food fish occurring from the Bering Sea to Baja California

Examples of rex sole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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Word History

Etymology

probably modification of New Latin Errex genus name

First Known Use

circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rex sole was circa 1954

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“Rex sole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rex%20sole. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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