- See under lemon sole.
Origin of winter flounder
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
- 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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- a European flatfish, Microstomus kitt, with a variegated brown body: highly valued as a food fish: family Pleuronectidae