summer flounder

noun

Definition of summer flounder 

: 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

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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, "Climate Change May Spark Global ‘Fish Wars’," 14 June 2018 Pinsky said other species, such as summer flounder, also are projected to shift north. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "N.J. flounder, sea bass pushed north because of climate change, say scientists," 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, "More Sharks Ditching Annual Migration as Ocean Warms," 8 Mar. 2018 New Jersey has won its monthslong battle against a stricter fishing quota for summer flounder. Kate King, WSJ, "New Jersey Wins in Effort to Ease Summer Flounder Quotas," 12 July 2017

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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