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 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, "Privately funded study to examine role of regional magnetism in migration of Bristol Bay salmon," 12 Jan. 2021 But their discussion over a dinner of scallops and turbot in Brussels didn’t break the deadlock. Joe Mayes, Fortune, "Boris Johnson faces final Sunday deadline for Brexit deal with the EU," 10 Dec. 2020 Smaller species like the two-foot-long Greenland turbot will eat crabs, squid, and fish, while larger species, like the six-foot-long Atlantic halibut, will chase after cod, haddock, or even lobsters. National Geographic, "Flatfishes," 11 June 2020 The highlight was a massive turbot, the flat, shellfish-munching bottom-feeder whose eyes float arbitrarily on one side of its scaly, weird head (a special category of marine delicacy, fabulously ugly and fabulously delicious). Bill Buford, The New Yorker, "Béarnaise, the French Sauce That Makes Ordinary Food Spectacular," 8 May 2020 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

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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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24 Jan 2021

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“Turbot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbot. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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