rex sole


Definition of rex sole

: 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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First Known Use of rex sole

circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rex sole

probably modification of New Latin Errex genus name

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The first known use of rex sole was circa 1954

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“Rex sole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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