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

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Orders of sea bass were often replaced by giant perch, Alaskan halibut by Greenland turbot, and Florida snapper by lavender jobfish, to name a few. National Geographic, "What is seafood fraud? Dangerous—and running rampant, report finds," 7 Mar. 2019 For a long, lazy lunch menu serve this pasta alongside sea bream crudo, tomatoes and haricots verts, grilled turbot, and tiramisù with cookies. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook," 4 May 2018 For a long, lazy lunch menu serve this pasta alongside sea bream crudo, tomatoes and haricots verts, grilled turbot, and tiramisù with cookies. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook," 4 May 2018 For a long, lazy lunch menu serve this pasta alongside sea bream crudo, tomatoes and haricots verts, grilled turbot, and tiramisù with cookies. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook," 4 May 2018 For a long, lazy lunch menu serve this pasta alongside sea bream crudo, tomatoes and haricots verts, grilled turbot, and tiramisù with cookies. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook," 4 May 2018 Early on a recent Tuesday morning, about 50 merchants gathered around gray and red cartons containing species like turbot, hake and plaice and called out bids. WSJ, "For U.K. Fishermen, Brexit Comes With a Catch," 27 June 2018 For a long, lazy lunch menu serve this pasta alongside sea bream crudo, tomatoes and haricots verts, grilled turbot, and tiramisù with cookies. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "77 Easy Summer Weeknight Dinner Recipes So You Can Just Chillllllllllllll," 24 Apr. 2018 The chef is always trying to find fishermen to bring him things most people aren’t familiar with, such as Diamond turbot, kelp crabs, California king crabs, sea cucumbers and jellyfish. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Saison’s new tasting menu goes primal," 23 Feb. 2018

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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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turbot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turbot

: a large European fish that is eaten as food

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