summer flounder

summer flounder
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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  • Summer flounder — The Summer Flounder, Paralichthys dentatus (Linnaeus, 1766), is a flatfish and member of the left eyed flounder family Brothidae. Occurring in the western Atlantic from Maine to South Carolina, possibly further south. They are most common to the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • summer flounder — dantytoji paltusžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Paralichthys dentatus angl. northern fluke; summer flounder rus. зубастая камбала; зубатая камбала; зубатый паралихт; летний паралихт; летняя… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • summer flounder — noun Date: 1859 a greenish brown white spotted flounder (Paralichthys dentatus of the family Bothidae) that occurs along the Atlantic coast of the United States from Maine to Florida and is used for food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • summer flounder — a flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, inhabiting shallow waters from Cape Cod to South Carolina, valued as food. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • summer flounder — sum′mer floun′der n. ich a flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, inhabiting shallow waters from Cape Cod to South Carolina • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Flounder — (rarely: fluke) are flatfish that live in ocean waters ie., Northern Atlantic and waters along the east coast of the United States and Canada, and the Pacific Ocean, as well. The name flounder refers to several geographically and taxonomically… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • flounder — flounder1 flounderingly, adv. /flown deuhr/, v.i. 1. to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (usually fol. by about, along, on, through, etc.): He saw the child floundering about in the water. 2. to struggle clumsily or helplessly: He… …   Universalium

  • Winter flounder — Taxobox name = Winter flounder image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes familia = Pleuronectidae genus = Pseudopleuronectes species = P. americanus binomial = Pseudopleuronectes… …   Wikipedia

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