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)

First Known Use of sand dab

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Sand dab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20dab. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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