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 The dinner was prepared by French chef Bruno Oger and included lobster salad, sweet almond velouté and baby vegetables followed by a turbot, celery, virgin leaf, shallot and walnut dish. Zack Sharf, Variety, 22 May 2022 There's also wood-fire grilled turbot and a sampling of Crudo. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 12 Feb. 2022 In a nod to the common Spanish and Portuguese combination of chorizo and white fish, halibut (or cod or turbot) is placed atop the deep-red chickpea mixture and baked until tender. Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2022 The eight-course tasting menu takes in delights such as Breton lobster ravioli, filet of turbot with a forest mushroom jus, and plum cake with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon sponge. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 21 Dec. 2021 On the menu, Cutraro says, customers may see fish that is not so familiar, such as dorado, tai snapper and turbot. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 8 Nov. 2021 In 1880, the yard launched the Livadia, a steam yacht in the shape of a turbot, for the tsar of Russia. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 Other Alaska species include Dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab and Tanners, geoduck clams, sablefish, herring, pollock, flounders, mackerel, perch and turbot. Anchorage Daily News, 12 Jan. 2021 But their discussion over a dinner of scallops and turbot in Brussels didn’t break the deadlock. Joe Mayes, Fortune, 10 Dec. 2020 See More

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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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5 Jun 2022

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“Turbot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbot. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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