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 (hăl′ə-bət, hŏl′-)
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.

[Middle English : hali, holi, holy (from its being eaten on holy days); see holy + butte, flatfish (from Middle Dutch; see bhau- in Indo-European roots).]
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(ˈhælɪbət) or


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]
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halibut - lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacifichalibut - 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
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[ˈhælɪbət] N (halibut or halibuts (pl)) → halibut m, hipogloso m
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[ˈhælɪbət] [halibut] [ˈhælɪbət] (pl) nflétan m
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nHeilbutt m
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[ˈhælɪbət] nippoglosso, halibut m inv
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Selections include All-Natural Prime Filet Mignon with Amish Blue Cheese Topping, Grilled Ellis Farm Asparagus and Mushroom Sauce ($45) and Brioche-crusted wild Alaskan Halibut, Three Sister's Garden Green Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Asparagus ($34).
The Wild Alaskan Halibut Truck claims to have the best fish and chips in Juneau in addition to offering up burgers, coconut shrimp, tacos, a pulled pork sandwich, and a selection of breakfast options.
Self-taught chef Patrick O'Connell specializes in four-course tasting menus that could include extravagant dishes like caramelized Catalan custard with foie gras and port-soaked raisins or butter-poached Alaskan halibut with sauce barigoule and caramelized fennel, possibly paired with wines culled from their 14,000-bottle cellar.
Halibut are the largest fish in the sea and the largest of all the flatfish, growing to more than 8 ft long and 700 pounds.&nbsp;The largest Alaskan halibut ever caught while sport fishing was 459 pounds&nbsp;in Unalaska Bay.&nbsp;Halibut feed on almost any fish or animal they can fit into their mouths.
My favorites included a Stone Fruit Salad (with purslane, burrata, blackberries, charred cucumber, and peach vinaigrette), an extensive global cheese course, and an Alaskan halibut (with fava beans, chanterelle mushrooms, and a corn dashi emulsion).
Seven-course Winemaker Dinner with William Rose Wines, with winemaker Mark Nicholl and chef Kevin Ables; a sample of what will be served: 2015 Riesling paired with smoked trout rillettes; 2016 Prohibition Ros paired with chioggia beets, fried mint and lemon and goat cheese mousse; 2016 Pinot Gris paired with Alaskan halibut and steamed Napa cabbage rolls with wild mushrooms; 2016 Nouveau Pinot paired with sable fish with eggplant pulp, arugula, bacon and a beurre blanc sauce, and 2015 Clonal Select 777 Pinot paired with roast ribeye with potatoes, pine nuts and mole sauce.
Guests will enjoy Chef Schwerd's famous dishes, including his Delmonico Steak and 32-ounce Tomahawk Steak, and seafood choices like Maine Lobster Tail, Merus King Crab Legs and Alaskan Halibut.
1/4 cup crushed pecans 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or melted butter 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro, basil, tarragon, or herb of your choice, or 1/2 teaspoon dried Pinch of salt 2 6-ounce wild Alaskan halibut fillets Lemon wedges for serving [1] Preheat oven to 425 F.
Among Shaw's inaugural MSC-certified product offerings are wild sockeye salmon, wild king salmon, wild Coho salmon, wild Alaskan halibut, Pacific frozen-at-sea cod, Canadian frozen-at-sea flounder, Icelandic fresh haddock and Canadian fresh haddock.
A glass of Champagne was a prelude to four appetisers - ceviche of Alaskan halibut, foie gras terrine, a mini quiche Provencale and then potatoes filled with sour cream and caviar.
Complementing the fine spirits are luxurious fare such as Blue Swimmer Crab Cakes, Crunchy Apples and Gulf Prawns Wrapped in Chicken, Broiled Lobster Tail with Spicy Pomegranate Sauce as well as Seared Alaskan Halibut.
Fall dishes included Alaskan halibut, priced at $32; Dungeness crab cakes with a sweet corn butter sauce, $26, and short ribs with Yukon Gold gnocchi, priced at $29.

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