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tur·bot / ˈtərbət/ • n. (pl. same or turbots ) a European flatfish (Scophthalmus maximus, family Scophthalmidae) of inshore waters that has large bony tubercles on the body and is prized as food. ∎  used in names of similar flatfishes.

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turbot Scaleless, bottom-dwelling, European marine flatfish. It has a broad flat body with both eyes on its grey-brown, mottled upper surface, which may also be covered in bony knobs. Length: to 1m (3.3ft). Family Scophthalmidae; species Scophthalmus maximus.

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turbot large flat-fish. XIII. — OF. — OSw. törnbut, f. törn thorn + but BUTT2.