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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.
The Pacora-1 well is located approximately four miles west of the Payara-1 well, and follows previous discoveries on the Stabroek Block at Liza, Payara, Liza Deep, Snoek, Turbot and Ranger.
Shore sport has not been at its best, but when there was a lull in the wind Terry Chapman grabbed his gear and his grandson Tyler and headed for Druridge where they had a great day taking flounder, some decent plaice and quite a few turbot, Tyler managing to catch his first-ever turbot with most of the fish being returned.
org Foundation, has launched MinnowBoard Turbot quad-core, a small, low cost, powerful open source hardware board that supports most Linux operating systems, Windows 10 IoT Core, and Android.
Turbot with smoked mussel butter METHOD To prepare asparagus spears, hold each end and bend until it snaps.
is now stocking the MinnowBoard Turbot, an enhanced open source development board.
The minimum size for a turbot is 16in, which would put this fish into about 11/2lb in weight.