noun, plural (especially collectively) hal·i·but, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hal·i·buts.
Origin of halibut
Examples from the Web for halibut
Norway served a delectable North Atlantic halibut confit with smoked purée celeriac, sunchoke, and cured game meat.
She says that the president had steak, the first lady had halibut.
Recipe Jean-Georges is a legend for many reasons: this halibut recipe is one of them.
The flounders, plaice, and halibut form an important section of the Pleuronectid.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
We put out a bait that anybody with sense would say couldn't catch nothin' but sculpin, and, by mighty, we hooked a halibut!Cap'n Eri|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Even in ordinary fishing—for example, for halibut—disasters may happen.Eskimo Life|Fridtjof Nansen
Sturgeon, mullet, salmon, halibut and other fish were plentiful.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
Cut the halibut in slices one and one-half inches thick, season with salt and pepper, roll them in oil, and broil.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
British Dictionary definitions for halibut
noun plural -buts or -but
Word Origin for halibut
Word Origin and History for halibut
large flatfish, early 15c., perhaps from hali "holy" (see holy) + butte "flatfish;" supposedly so called from its being eaten on holy days (cf. cognate Dutch heilbot, Low German heilbutt, Swedish helgeflundra, Danish helleflynder). For second element see butt (n.4).