Paralichthys dentatus
Plaice Plaice, n. [F. plaise, plais, prob. fr. L. platessa flatish, plaice. See {Place}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European food fish ({Pleuronectes platessa}), allied to the flounder, and growing to the weight of eight or ten pounds or more. (b) A large American flounder ({Paralichthys dentatus}; called also {brail}, {puckermouth}, and {summer flounder}. The name is sometimes applied to other allied species. [Written also {plaise}.] [1913 Webster]

{Plaice mouth}, a mouth like that of a plaice; a small or wry mouth. [R.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Paralichthys dentatus — Flounder Floun der, n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder, Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A flatfish of the family {Pleuronectid[ae]}, of many species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common English flounder… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Paralichthys dentatus — noun flounder of eastern coast of North America • Syn: ↑summer flounder • Hypernyms: ↑lefteye flounder, ↑lefteyed flounder • Member Holonyms: ↑Paralichthys, ↑genus Paralichthys …   Useful english dictionary

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  • genus Paralichthys — noun a genus of Bothidae • Syn: ↑Paralichthys • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Bothidae, ↑family Bothidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paralicthys dentatus — Fluke Fluke (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • summer flounder — noun flounder of eastern coast of North America • Syn: ↑Paralichthys dentatus • Hypernyms: ↑lefteye flounder, ↑lefteyed flounder • Member Holonyms: ↑Paralichthys, ↑genus Paralichthys * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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