turbot

  • 1 turbot — [ tyrbo ] n. m. • 1393; en norm. 1215; turbut déb. XIIe; anc. nord. °thorn butr, littéralt « barbue (butr) à épines (thorn) » ♦ Zool. Poisson marin plat des côtes européennes (pleuronectiformes), à la chair très estimée. Turbot grillé sauce… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 turbot — TURBOT. s. m. Sorte de poisson de mer du genre des poissons plats, & qui est excellent à manger. Grand turbot. turbot fort épais …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 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

  • 4 turbot — [tʉr′bət] n. pl. turbot or turbots [ME turbut < OFr tourbout, prob. < OSwed törnbut < törn, thorn (akin to THORN) + but, BUTT1 (so named from the spines)] any of various flounders, highly valued as food …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Turbot — Turbot, so v.w. Flunderscholle …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Turbot — Turbot, s. Schollen, S. 943 …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Turbot — Turbot, Fisch, s. Schollen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 turbot — (n.) large flat fish, c.1300, from O.Fr. turbut (12c.), probably from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.Swed. törnbut, from törn thorn + but flatfish; see HALIBUT (Cf. halibut)). But OED says of uncertain origin and speculates on a connection to L.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 turbot — Turbot, espece de poisson de mer, Rhombus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 10 turbot — ► NOUN (pl. same or turbots) ▪ a flatfish of inshore waters, which has large bony tubercles on the body and is prized as food. ORIGIN Scandinavian …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Turbot — Taxobox name = Turbot image width = 250px image caption = Psetta maxima regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes familia = Scophthalmidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Psetta Turbot (family… …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 Turbot —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Turbo. Turbot …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 13 turbot — /terr beuht/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) turbot, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) turbots. 1. a European flatfish, Psetta maxima, having a diamond shaped body: valued as a food fish. 2. any of several other flatfishes. 3. a… …

    Universalium

  • 14 turbot — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)bət[/t]] N VAR (turbot is both the singular and the plural form.) Turbot are a type of edible flat fish that live in European seas. N UNCOUNT Turbot is this fish eaten as food. ...a fillet of turbot with mushrooms …

    English dictionary

  • 15 TURBOT — s. m. Poisson de mer du genre des poissons plats. Le turbot est excellent à manger. Turbot à la sauce blanche. Turbot à l huile …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 turbot — [13] The turbot is etymologically the ‘thorn flatfish’. Its name comes via Old French turbot from Old Swedish törnbut ‘turbot’. This was a compound noun formed from törn ‘thorn’ (a relative of English thorn) and but ‘flatfish’, a borrowing from… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 turbot — UK [ˈtɜː(r)bət] / US [ˈtɜrbət] noun [countable] Word forms turbot : singular turbot plural turbots or turbot a) a large flat sea fish that lives in the northern part of the world b) [uncountable] this fish eaten as food …

    English dictionary

  • 18 turbot — [13] The turbot is etymologically the ‘thorn flatfish’. Its name comes via Old French turbot from Old Swedish törnbut ‘turbot’. This was a compound noun formed from törn ‘thorn’ (a relative of English thorn) and but ‘flatfish’, a borrowing from… …

    Word origins

  • 19 turbot — noun (plural turbot; also turbots) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French turbut Date: 14th century 1. a large European flatfish (Psetta maxima) that is a popular food fish and has a brownish upper surface marked with scattered tubercles… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 turbot — (tur bo ; le t ne se lie pas) s. m. Poisson de mer, malacoptérygiens, de la famille des pleuronectes, pleuronectes maximus, L. qui est alimentaire. •   Et le turbot fut mis à la sauce piquante, BERCHOUX Gastronom.. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré