Plaice mouth
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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