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Noun: flatfish  'flat,fish
  1. Sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
  2. 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

Derived forms: flatfishes

Type of: acanthopterygian, saltwater fish, spiny-finned fish

Part of: Heterosomata, order Heterosomata, order Pleuronectiformes

Encyclopedia: Flatfish