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n. pl. halibut or hal·i·buts
Any of several large edible flatfishes of the genus Hippoglossus and related genera, of northern Atlantic or Pacific waters.
n, pl -buts or -but
1. (Animals) the largest flatfish: a dark green North Atlantic species, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, that is a very important food fish: family Pleuronectidae
2. (Animals) any of several similar and related flatfishes, such as Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Greenland halibut)
[C15: from hali holy (because it was eaten on holy days) + butte flat fish, from Middle Dutch butte]
hal•i•but(ˈhæl ə bət, ˈhɒl-)
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -but, (esp. for kinds or species) -buts.
any of various large edible flounders, esp. of the genus Hippoglossus.
[1350–1400; Middle English halybutte=haly holy + butte flat fish (< Middle Dutch); because eaten on holy days. compare Dutch heilbot]
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|Noun||1.||halibut - lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific|
holibut, halibut - marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
flatfish - sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
|2.||halibut - marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes|
flatfish - 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
halibut - lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
halibut[ˈhælɪbət] [halibut] [ˈhælɪbət] (pl) n → flétan m
n → Heilbutt m