summer flounder

noun

: a greenish-brown white-spotted flounder (Paralichthys dentatus of the family Paralichthyidae) that occurs along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. from Maine to Florida and is used for food

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That underwater world of green life, sand, and shells is a shelter for a richly biodiverse chain of life, including white fish, anchovies, seahorses, black sea bass juveniles, American eel, Atlantic croaker, summer flounder. Louise Schiavone, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 Black seabass, scup, summer flounder to name a few. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, 10 Feb. 2020 Meanwhile, species such as black sea bass, longfin inshore squid, and summer flounder, once rare this far north, have arrived in abundance. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2019 These coolers formed a distribution point for guests who would collect meals of striped bass, black sea bass, summer flounder, blackfish, and more. Popular Mechanics, 30 June 2019 Black sea bass and summer flounder, once common in the southeast, had moved into the waters off Massachusetts, where local fishing boats could take but a scant few. Craig Welch, National Geographic, 14 June 2018 Pinsky said other species, such as summer flounder, also are projected to shift north. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, 18 May 2018 Commercial boats based in North Carolina used to spend a day at sea catching valuable summer flounder, returning home at night. National Geographic, 8 Mar. 2018 New Jersey has won its monthslong battle against a stricter fishing quota for summer flounder. Kate King, WSJ, 12 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of summer flounder was in 1836

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“Summer flounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summer%20flounder. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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