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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific;

2. marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes;
[syn: halibut, holibut]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Halibut \Hal"i*but\ (h[o^]l"[i^]*b[u^]t; 277), n. [OE. hali holy + but, butte, flounder; akin to D. bot, G. butte; cf. D. heilbot, G. heilbutt. So named as being eaten on holidays. See Holy, Holiday.] (Zool.) A large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectid[ae]. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish. [Written also holibut.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

halibut n 1: lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific 2: marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes [syn: halibut, holibut]