from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous chiefly marine fishes of the order Pleuronectiformes, including the flounders, soles, and halibuts, having a laterally compressed body with both eyes on the upper side.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fish of the order Pleuronectiformes, the adults of which have both eyes on one side and usually swim with the other side down, such as a flounder, a halibut, or a sole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any fish of the family Pleuronectidæ; esp., the winter flounder (Pleuronectes Americanus). The flatfishes have the body flattened, swim on the side, and have eyes on one side, as the flounder, turbot, and halibut. See flounder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fish of the suborder Heterosomata: so called from the flattened bilaterally unsymmetrical form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
- n. any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side
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Yes | No | Report from bgreen902 wrote 28 weeks 1 day ago the flatfish is mY favorite lure. .caught a 24 3/4 inch rainbow on one of these about 2 months ago. .comin back from the taxidermist soon
Looks like a flatfish which is a classic trout lure
Some species, such as flatfish, have actually quadrupled.
A turbot is a kind of flatfish, native to the North Atlantic, that uses a specialized organ which makes use of the fish's own wake to force oxygenated water over its gills, resulting in basically force-induction of its metabolism, thus enhancing its speed and power. ckc (not kc) said,
Yes | No | Report from bgreen902 wrote 27 weeks 4 hours ago troll with flatfish aand crawfish lures.
He was particularly concerned with the disappearance of flatfish and small crabs, which he thought resulted from an excess of nutrients in the water—most likely from septic and municipal wastewater plants.
A quick recipe for "bait-wrapping" flatfish lures with meat in the fall.
I've caught more fish, bigger fish, and more species on flatfish and their clones.
Most are as visually rich as they are impossible to stage, like the icicle that forms in the air when Mrs. Pugh smiles at her poison-plotting husband, or Mrs. Organ Morgan, who "nimbly spears a small flatfish and pelicans it whole."
And it's a gastronome's paradise, the home of Camembert and more: shellfish and flatfish from the coast, lamb from the salt flats.