fleuk
Fluke Fluke (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any American flounder of the genus {Paralichthys}, especially {Paralicthys dentatus}, found in the Atlantic Ocean and in adjacent bays. --RHUD [PJC]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species ({Fasciola hepatica} and {Distoma lanceolatum}) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce the disease called rot. [1913 Webster]


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  • fleuk — ˈfl(y)ük, lœ̅k chiefly Scotland variant of fluke * * * fleuk obs. form of fluke …   Useful english dictionary

  • Distoma lanceolatum — Fluke Fluke (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fasciola hepatica — Fluke Fluke (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flook — Fluke Fluke (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flowk — Fluke Fluke (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fluke — (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paralicthys dentatus — Fluke Fluke (fl[=u]k or fl[=oo]k), n. [Cf. AS. fl[=o]c a kind of flatfish, Icel. fl[=o]ki a kind of halibut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European flounder. See {Flounder}. [Written also {fleuk}, {flook}, and {flowk}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flecha — (Del fr. flèche, de origen incierto.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 Arma arrojadiza que consiste en una varilla con una punta afilada y triangular, que se lanza normalmente con arco. SINÓNIMO dardo saeta 2 Cualquier objeto o dibujo que tiene una forma… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • flecha — (Del fr. flèche, y este quizá del franco *fleuk[k]a; cf. neerl. medio vlieke, b. al. ant. fliuca). 1. f. saeta (ǁ arma arrojadiza). 2. Indicador de dirección en esa forma. 3. Arq. Remate puntiagudo de una torre o de un campanario. 4. Arq. Altura… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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