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Turbot

English

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Etymology

From Old French turbot, from Old Swedish tornbut, from törn ("thorn") + but ("butt, flatfish").

Pronunciation

Noun

turbot (plural turbot or turbots)

  1. A species of flatfish native to Europe (Scophthalmus maximus, earlier Psetta maxima).
  2. Any of various other flatfishes of family Scophthalmidae that are found in marine or brackish waters.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, "1/1", in Death Walks in Eastrepps[1]:
      Eldridge closed the despatch-case with a snap and, rising briskly, walked down the corridor to his solitary table in the dining-car. Mulligatawny soup, poached turbot, roast leg of lamb--the usual railway dinner.
  3. Triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen.

Translations


French

Etymology

Old French, from Old Swedish törnbut, from törn ("thorn") + but ("butt"). The name may have arisen because the fish has an appearance similar to a stump.

Pronunciation

Noun

turbot m (plural turbots)

  1. turbot

Further reading


Norman

Etymology

From Old French turbot.

Noun

turbot m (plural turbots)

  1. (Jersey) turbot

Polish

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

Noun

turbot m anim

  1. turbot (Scophthalmus maximus)
    Synonym: skarp

Declension

Further reading

  • turbot in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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