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
Recent Examples of turbot from the Web
The event stretched for nearly 3.5 hours as leaders and their spouses dined on turbot from the North Sea and Friesian beef cheeks, according to a menu published by The Associated Press.
This fish group includes species familiar to seafood lovers—not only halibut, but flounder, sole, and turbot.
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Origin and Etymology of turbot
Middle English, from Anglo-French turbut
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of turbot for English Language Learners
: a large European fish that is eaten as food
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