turbot

noun
tur·​bot | \ ˈtər-bət How to pronounce turbot (audio) \
plural turbot also turbots

Definition of turbot

1 : a large European flatfish (Psetta maxima) that is a popular food fish and has a brownish upper surface marked with scattered tubercles and a white undersurface
2 : any of various flatfishes (such as Scophthalmus maximus or Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) resembling the turbot

Examples of turbot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 To follow is a plate of turbot usuzukuri, sliced to translucence. 1843, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of turbot

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for turbot

Middle English, from Anglo-French turbut

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The first known use of turbot was in the 14th century

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15 Feb 2020

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“Turbot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbot. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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turbot

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of turbot

: a large European fish that is eaten as food

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