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floun·der1 / ˈfloundər/ • v. [intr.] struggle or stagger helplessly or clumsily in water or mud: he was floundering about in the shallow offshore waters. ∎ fig. struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion: she floundered, not knowing quite what to say. ∎ fig. be in serious difficulty: many firms are floundering. DERIVATIVES: floun·der·er n. floun·der2 • n. a small flatfish (families Pleuronectidae and Bothidae) that typically occurs in shallow coastal water. ∎  (flounders) a collective term for flatfishes other than soles. See flatfish.

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flounder1 flat-fish. XIV. — AN. floundre, OF. flondre, prob. of Scand. orig. (cf. OSw. flundra, Da. flynder, ON. flyðra).

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flounder2 †stumble; plunge or tumble about clumsily, XVI. of uncert. (perh. imit.) orig.

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flounder Small flatfish, Platichthys spp., also called fluke.

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flounder (Platichthys flesus) See PLEURONECTIDAE.

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flounder

flounder: see flatfish.

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