sand dab
noun Date: 1789 any of several Pacific flounders (genus Citharichthys of the family Bothidae); especially a common food fish (C. sordidus)

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  • Sand dab — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand dab — sand′ dab n. ich any of several flatfishes inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • sand dab — n. 1. any of various small, edible flatfishes ☆ 2. any of several flounders (genus Citharichthys) found along North American coasts: Also sanddab …   English World dictionary

  • sand dab — noun 1. the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America • Hypernyms: ↑flounder 2. small food fishes of the Pacific coast of North America • Hypernyms: ↑lefteye flounder, ↑lefteyed flounder • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand dab — europinė paltusinė plekšnė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hippoglossoides platessoides limandoides angl. American plaice; long rough dab; sand dab rus. европейская камбала ёрш; европейская… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sand-dab — /ˈsænd dæb/ (say sand dab) noun any of several flatfishes used as food …   Australian English dictionary

  • sand dab — any of several flatfishes used for food, esp. of the genus Citharichthys, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pacific sand dab — smėlinis botas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Citharichthys sordidus angl. mottled sand dab; Pacific sand dab rus. грязный цитарихт; песчанная камбала; песчанный цитарихт ryšiai: platesnis terminas – …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • mottled sand dab — smėlinis botas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Citharichthys sordidus angl. mottled sand dab; Pacific sand dab rus. грязный цитарихт; песчанная камбала; песчанный цитарихт ryšiai: platesnis terminas – …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Sand — Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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