starry flounder

noun

Definition of starry flounder

: a large dark brown mottled flatfish (Platichthys stellatus) of both coasts of the north Pacific that is distinguished by a small mouth with projecting lower jaw and star-shaped tubercles scattered over the head and body and is a commercially important food fish especially along the California coast

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“Starry flounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starry%20flounder. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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