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tur·bot

 (tûr′bət)
n. pl. turbot or tur·bots
1. A flatfish, Psetta maxima syn. Scophthalmus maximus, of marine and brackish waters of Europe and North Africa, having a brown knobby upper side and prized as food.
2. Any of various flatfishes or other fishes that are similar to this fish.

[Middle English turbut, from Old French tourbout, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish törnbut : törn, thorn + but, flatfish; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]

turbot

(ˈtɜːbət)
n, pl -bot or -bots
1. (Animals) a European flatfish, Scophthalmus maximus, having a pale brown speckled scaleless body covered with tubercles: family Bothidae. It is highly valued as a food fish
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related fishes
[C13: from Old French tourbot, from Medieval Latin turbō, from Latin: spinning top, from a fancied similarity in shape; see turbit, turbine]

tur•bot

(ˈtɜr bət)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -bot, (esp. for kinds or species) -bots.
1. a European flatfish, Psetta maxima, having a diamond-shaped body.
2. any of several other flatfishes.
[1250–1300; Middle English turbut < Anglo-French; Old French tourbot < Medieval Latin turb(ō) turbot + Old French -ot n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbot - flesh of a large European flatfishturbot - flesh of a large European flatfish  
Psetta maxima, turbot - a large brownish European flatfish
flounder - flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
2.turbot - a large brownish European flatfishturbot - a large brownish European flatfish  
lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder - flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
genus Psetta, Psetta - a genus of Bothidae
turbot - flesh of a large European flatfish
Translations

turbot

[ˈtɜːbət] N (turbot, turbots (pl)) (= fish) → rodaballo m

turbot

[ˈtɜːrbət] [turbot] [ˈtɜːrbət] (pl) nturbot m

turbot

nSteinbutt m

turbot

[ˈtɜːbət] n pl invrombo gigante
References in classic literature ?
They obeyed at once, and next served a fine large turbot on a silver platter, with drawn gravy poured over it.
When we gave a dinner at home, we had gravy soup, turbot and lobster-sauce, haunch of mutton, boiled fowls and tongue, lukewarm oyster-patties and sticky curry for side-dishes; wild duck, cabinet-pudding, jelly, cream and tartlets.
"There's a pillau, Joseph, just as you like it, and Papa has brought home the best turbot in Billingsgate."
The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar's ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
"Precisely so, my learned Conseil; and, amongst these testacea the earshell, the tridacnae, the turbots, in a word, all those which secrete mother-of-pearl, that is, the blue, bluish, violet, or white substance which lines the interior of their shells, are capable of producing pearls."
Until June 15, it is also prohibited to catch turbot in the Black Sea waters.
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ForA turbot, the Council set a total allowable catch (TAC) fully in line with the level established by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) in its recommendation on a multiannual management plan for the whole Black Sea turbot fisheries (644t), resulting in an EU TAC ofA 114tA A which is A equally shared between Bulgaria and Romania.
Druridge beach, famous for its turbot, had thrown up a cracker.
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