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 and a white undersurface 2. any of various flatfishes (as Scophthalmus maximus or Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) resembling the turbot

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • turbot — Turbot, espece de poisson de mer, Rhombus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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

  • 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

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