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hal·i·but / ˈhaləbət/ • n. (pl. same) a northern marine food fish (genus Hippoglossus, family Pleuronectidae) that is the largest of the flatfishes.

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halibut large flatfish. XV (also holibut, from XVII). f. hāly, HOLY + BUTT2.

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halibut Flatfish found worldwide in deep, cold to temperate seas. Important commercially, it is brownish on the eye side and white below. Family Pleuronectidae; species, Atlantic Hippoglossus hippoglossus, giant Pacific H. stenolepis.

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halibut A white fish, Hippoglossus spp.