Tonguefish
Tonguefish Tongue"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A flounder ({Symphurus plagiusa}) native of the southern coast of the United States. [1913 Webster]

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  • tonguefish — /tung fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) tonguefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) tonguefishes. any of several flatfishes of the family Cynoglossidae, having the tail tapered to a point. [1645 55; TONGUE + FISH] * * * ▪ fish… …   Universalium

  • tonguefish — noun left eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value • Syn: ↑tongue fish • Hypernyms: ↑flatfish • Member Holonyms: ↑Cynoglossidae, ↑family Cynoglossidae * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tongue sole — tonguefish. * * * …   Universalium

  • Symphurus plagiusa — Tonguefish Tongue fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A flounder ({Symphurus plagiusa}) native of the southern coast of the United States. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cynoglossus — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii …   Wikipedia

  • tongue sole — noun : tonguefish * * * tonguefish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flatfish — Taxobox name = Flatfish image width = 250px image caption = 19th c. engraving depicting several types of flatfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes subdivision ranks = Families subdivision =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of fish common names — This is a list of fish common names. While some common names refer to a single species or family, others have been used for a confusing variety of different types; the articles listed here should explain the possibilities if the name is ambiguous …   Wikipedia

  • flatfish — /flat fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) flatfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) flatfishes. any fish of the order Heterosomata (Pleuronectiformes), including the halibut, sole, flounder, etc., having a greatly compressed body …   Universalium

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