yellowtail flounder


: a flounder (Limanda ferruginea) of the western Atlantic that is brownish above with rusty spots and yellow in front of the tail fin

Examples of yellowtail flounder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the decade progressed, the fishery did just that--and as NMFS scientists warned of declining stocks of cod, haddock, and yellowtail flounder, the council dithered. Robert Kunzig, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellowtail flounder was in 1950

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“Yellowtail flounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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