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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flatfish  \Flat"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  fish  of  the  family  {Pleuronectid[ae]};  esp.,  the  winter 
  flounder  ({Pleuronectes  Americanus}).  The  flatfishes  have  the 
  body  flattened,  swim  on  the  side  and  have  eyes  on  one  side 
  as  the  flounder,  turbot,  and  halibut.  See  {Flounder}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flatfish 
  n  1:  sweet  lean  whitish  flesh  of  any  of  numerous  thin-bodied 
  fish;  usually  served  as  thin  fillets 
  2:  any  of  several  families  of  fishes  having  flattened  bodies 
  that  swim  along  the  sea  floor  on  one  side  of  the  body  with 
  both  eyes  on  the  upper  side 




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