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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flounder \Floun"der\, n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder, Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.] 1. (Zool.) A flatfish of the family Pleuronectid[ae], of many species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common English flounder is Pleuronectes flesus. There are several common American species used as food; as the smooth flounder (P. glabra); the rough or winter flounder (P. Americanus); the summer flounder, or plaice (Paralichthys dentatus), Atlantic coast; and the starry flounder (Pleuronectes stellatus). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bootmaking) A tool used in crimping boot fronts. [1913 Webster]