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turbot


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Turbot  \Tur"bot\,  n.  [F.;  --  probably  so  named  from  its  shape, 
  and  from  L.  turbo  a  top  a  whirl.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  large  European  flounder  ({Rhombus  maximus})  highly 
  esteemed  as  a  food  fish.  It  often  weighs  from  thirty  to 
  forty  pounds.  Its  color  on  the  upper  side  is  brownish 
  with  small  roundish  tubercles  scattered  over  the  surface. 
  The  lower,  or  blind,  side  is  white.  Called  also  {bannock 
  fluke}. 
  b  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  flounders  more  or  less 
  related  to  the  true  turbots,  as  the  American  plaice,  or 
  summer  flounder  (see  {Flounder}),  the  halibut,  and  the 
  diamond  flounder  ({Hypsopsetta  guttulata})  of  California. 
  c  The  filefish;  --  so  called  in  Bermuda. 
  d  The  trigger  fish. 
 
  {Spotted  turbot}.  See  {Windowpane}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trigger  \Trig"ger\,  n.  [For  older  tricker,  from  D.  trekker,  fr 
  trekken  to  draw,  pull  See  {Trick},  n.] 
  1.  A  catch  to  hold  the  wheel  of  a  carriage  on  a  declivity. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  A  piece,  as  a  lever,  which  is  connected  with  a 
  catch  or  detent  as  a  means  of  releasing  it  especially 
  (Firearms),  the  part  of  a  lock  which  is  moved  by  the 
  finger  to  release  the  cock  and  discharge  the  piece. 
 
  {Trigger  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  plectognath  fish 
  ({Balistes  Carolinensis}  or  {B.  capriscus})  common  on  the 
  southern  coast  of  the  United  States,  and  valued  as  a  food 
  fish  in  some  localities.  Its  rough  skin  is  used  for 
  scouring  and  polishing  in  the  place  of  sandpaper.  Called 
  also  {leather  jacket},  and  {turbot}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  turbot 
  n  1:  flesh  of  a  large  European  flatfish 
  2:  a  large  brownish  European  flatfish  [syn:  {Psetta  maxima}] 




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