English sole


noun

See under lemon sole.

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lemon sole

noun

any of various popular food flatfishes, as Parophrys vetulus of the Pacific (English sole) and Pseudopleuronectes americanus of the Atlantic (winter flounder or blackback flounder).

Origin of lemon sole

1875–80; probably alteration, by folk etymology, of French limande dab (fish), Old French limande, lime, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for english sole

lemon sole

noun

a European flatfish, Microstomus kitt, with a variegated brown body: highly valued as a food fish: family Pleuronectidae
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