sand dab

noun

Definition of sand dab

: any of several Pacific flounders (genus Citharichthys of the family Bothidae) especially : a common food fish (C. sordidus)

Examples of sand dab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magic and his dad go to the Forum and are served sand dab, which is a super weird fish. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 26 Apr. 2022 Johnson stabbed the listless sand dab with his fork. Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of sand dab

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sand dab was in 1789

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“Sand dab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20dab. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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