bannock fluke
Turbot Tur"bot, n. [F.; -- probably so named from its shape, and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large European flounder ({Rhombus maximus}) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on the upper side is brownish with small roundish tubercles scattered over the surface. The lower, or blind, side is white. Called also {bannock fluke}. (b) Any one of numerous species of flounders more or less related to the true turbots, as the American plaice, or summer flounder (see {Flounder}), the halibut, and the diamond flounder ({Hypsopsetta guttulata}) of California. (c) The filefish; -- so called in Bermuda. (d) The trigger fish. [1913 Webster]

{Spotted turbot}. See {Windowpane}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bannock fluke — Bannock Ban nock, n. [Gael. bonnach.] A kind of cake or bread, in shape flat and roundish, commonly made of oatmeal or barley meal and baked on an iron plate, or griddle; used in Scotland and the northern counties of England. Jamieson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bannock — Ban nock, n. [Gael. bonnach.] A kind of cake or bread, in shape flat and roundish, commonly made of oatmeal or barley meal and baked on an iron plate, or griddle; used in Scotland and the northern counties of England. Jamieson. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypsopsetta guttulata — Turbot Tur bot, n. [F.; probably so named from its shape, and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large European flounder ({Rhombus maximus}) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhombus maximus — Turbot Tur bot, n. [F.; probably so named from its shape, and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large European flounder ({Rhombus maximus}) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spotted turbot — Turbot Tur bot, n. [F.; probably so named from its shape, and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large European flounder ({Rhombus maximus}) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turbot — Tur bot, n. [F.; probably so named from its shape, and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large European flounder ({Rhombus maximus}) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on the upper …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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