noun, plural (especially collectively) tur·bot, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) tur·bots.
- turbojet engine,
- turbulent flow,
Origin of turbot
Examples from the Web for turbot
I stuffed myself with bread so as not to dream of turbot, asparagus, and suchlike.Letters of Anton Chekhov|Anton Chekhov
The remains of a turbot might also be curried in the same way, and also any kind of fish.The Modern Housewife or, Menagere|Alexis Soyer
Place four trimmed fillets of turbot in a buttered saut pan, and season with salt and pepper.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
He takes as the typical vertebra that of a Pleuronectid, probably the turbot.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The remains of the turbot from dinner, Petrie, would also be welcome, and I think I should like a trowel.The Devil Doctor|Sax Rohmer
noun plural -bot or -bots
Word Origin for turbot
"large flat fish," c.1300, from Old French turbut (12c.), probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Swedish törnbut, from törn "thorn" + but "flatfish;" see halibut). But OED says of uncertain origin and speculates on a connection to Latin turbo "spinning top."