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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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 Other species removed from the overfishing list included stocks of sailfish, winter flounder, and blue king crab, while other additions included stocks of greater amberjack, red grouper, and red hake. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 18 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 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. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 18 May 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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