winter flounder

noun

Definition of winter flounder

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In the mid-1980s, winter flounder were the most popular saltwater panfish in the northeast. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 In 1981, anglers took more than 35.6 million winter flounder home, but even then, overfishing had begun to take its toll. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 But warming waters have pushed hake, winter flounder, scup, and lobster fisheries north of our state, jeopardizing these important pillars of the economy. BostonGlobe.com, "Climate change is the biggest threat to Rhode Island’s economy and the legislature’s inaction is exacerbating the crisis.," 22 Nov. 2019 Pinsky points to species such as Atlantic halibut, winter flounder, and ocean quahog that have disappeared from historical habitats and are important to fisheries. National Geographic, "Ocean species are disappearing faster than those on land," 24 Apr. 2019 Six populations of fish are being removed from its list of overfished stocks, including the popular commercially fished stocks of Gulf of Mexico red snapper and Georges Bank winter flounder, the agency said. Washington Post, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 17 May 2018 Six populations of fish are being removed from its list of overfished stocks, including the popular commercially fished stocks of Gulf of Mexico red snapper and Georges Bank winter flounder, the agency said. Washington Post, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 17 May 2018 Six populations of fish are being removed from its list of overfished stocks, including the popular commercially fished stocks of Gulf of Mexico red snapper and Georges Bank winter flounder, the agency said. Washington Post, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 17 May 2018 Six populations of fish are being removed from its list of overfished stocks, including the popular commercially fished stocks of Gulf of Mexico red snapper and Georges Bank winter flounder, the agency said. Washington Post, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 17 May 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Winter flounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter%20flounder. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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