genus Hippoglossus

noun
halibuts
Syn: ↑Hippoglossus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Pleuronectidae, ↑family Pleuronectidae

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  • Hippoglossus — noun halibuts • Syn: ↑genus Hippoglossus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pleuronectidae, ↑family Pleuronectidae * * * ˌhipəˈgläsəs, lȯs noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleuronectidae — Taxobox name = Righteye flounders image width = 240px image caption = European plaice, Pleuronectes platessa regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes familia = Pleuronectidae subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Halibut — This article is about the flatfish species; for the United States Navy ships named Halibut see USS Halibut. Halibut tend to be a mottled brown on their upward facing side and white on their downside Halibut is a flatfish, genus Hippoglossus, from …   Wikipedia

  • halibut — /hal euh beuht, hol /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) halibut, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) halibuts. 1. either of two large flatfishes, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, of the North Atlantic, or H. stenolepis, of the North Pacific,… …   Universalium

  • Atlantic halibut — Taxobox name = Atlantic halibut status = EN | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes familia = Pleuronectidae genus = Hippoglossus species = H. hippoglossus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacific halibut — Taxobox name = Pacific halibut image caption = The pacific halibut is well camouflaged in its natural environment. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes familia = Pleuronectidae genus = Hippoglossus …   Wikipedia

  • Pleuronectidae — noun righteye flounders • Syn: ↑family Pleuronectidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Pleuronectidae — noun righteye flounders • Syn: ↑Pleuronectidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • halibut — [hal′ə bət; ] also [ häl′ə bət] n. pl. halibut or halibuts [ME halybutte < hali, holy + butt, a flounder (so called because eaten on holidays): see HOLY + BUTT1] any of a genus (Hippoglossus, family Pleuronectidae) of large, edible flounders… …   English World dictionary

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