Pleuronectes flesus
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 is {Pleuronectes flesus}. There are several common American species used as food; as the smooth flounder ({P. glabra}); the rough or winter flounder ({P. Americanus}); the summer flounder, or plaice ({Paralichthys dentatus}), Atlantic coast; and the starry flounder ({Pleuronectes stellatus}). [1913 Webster]

2. (Bootmaking) A tool used in crimping boot fronts. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pleuronectes stellatus — 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

  • cambulă — CÁMBULĂ, cambule, s.f. Peşte marin cu corpul asimetric, foarte turtit, cu amândoi ochii pe aceeaşi parte şi care trăieşte pe fundul apelor, culcat pe partea care nu are ochi (Pleuronectes flesus). – cf. rus., bg. k a m b a l a. Trimis de valeriu …   Dicționar Român

  • Platichthys — Platichthys …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Platichthys — Pleuronectes flesus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Рыбы * — Содержание: Состав класса. Форма тела. Накожные покровы. Органы свечения . Мускулатура. Скелет. Нервная система. Органы чувств. Органы пищеварения. Органы дыхания и придаточные органы кишечника. Кровеносная система. Мочеполовая система. Развитие …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Рыбы, класс позвоночных животных — Содержание: Состав класса. Форма тела. Накожные покровы. Органы свечения. Мускулатура. Скелет. Нервная система. Органы чувств. Органы пищеварения. Органы дыхания и придаточные органы кишечника. Кровеносная система. Мочеполовая система. Развитие.… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • 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 is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • P Americanus — 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

  • P glabra — 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

  • 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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