any of several flatfishes used for food, especially of the genus Citharichthys, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America.
Origin of sand dab
First recorded in 1830–40
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any of various small flatfishes of the genus Citharichthys that occur in American Pacific coastal waters and are important food fishes
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