flatfish flatfish  /f ˈlæt ˌfɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
  2. (n) any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side

Usage(s):

  • Clearly visible when the dust settled was a white flatfish about one foot long.

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  1. Captain Don Walsh told the BBC: "The flatfish was seen just before we landed and the water clarity was still good. I would guess that it was less than a metre away. Jacques was at the viewport and I was looking at our fathometer calling off our...
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Don Walsh Source: BBC News

  2. In the book, Grass describes the drawing in the exhibit: "Long before I wrote . . . the story of the flounder as a novel, I was depicting the great flatfish with a brush, a quill, charcoal and soft lead."
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Guenter Grass Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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