winter flounder


: a rusty-brown flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus of the family Pleuronectidae) of the northwestern Atlantic important as a market fish especially in winter

Examples of winter flounder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s located over 2 miles south of Bass River, and supports a number of fish species, including black sea bass, butterfish, cunner, knobbed whelk, lesser amberjack, lobster, squid, scup, tautog, and both summer and winter flounder, officials said. Travis Andersen,, 4 Aug. 2022 Another jeopardized species is winter flounder, once highly sought by southern New England fishermen. Patrick Whittle, Fortune, 27 Oct. 2022 Others include softshell clams, winter flounder, Alaskan snow crabs and Chinook salmon. Patrick Whittle, Fortune, 27 Oct. 2022 Particularly good choices are gray sole, lemon sole, winter flounder and yellowtail flounder on the US East Coast; and petrale sole, rex sole and rock sole on the West Coast. Janelle Davis, CNN, 25 May 2022 The bass, along with Southern species like skilletfish, are prevalent in the bay as some cold-water fish (like tomcod and winter flounder) become scarcer as waters heat up. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 In the mid-1980s, winter flounder were the most popular saltwater panfish in the northeast. Capt. John McMurray, Field & Stream, 10 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winter flounder was in 1814

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“Winter flounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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