Dover sole


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Dover sole

n.
1. An edible sole (Solea solea) of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, valued for its delicate flesh.
2. A large flounder (Microstomus pacificus) of the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Bering Sea to Baja California that is harvested as a food fish.

[After Dover, England (the chief fishing port where Dover sole was landed in England in the 19th century).]

Do′ver sole′


n.
1. a common European sole, Solea solea, esp. one caught in the English Channel: a choice food fish.
2. a brownish speckled flatfish, Microstomus pacificus, of North American Pacific seas.
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