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(Science: marine biology) a large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidae. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish.

alternative forms: holibut.

Origin: 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.

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... of the ground-nesting marine birds that pack themselves so tightly into their rookeries that they trample their own eggs and young. Consider how a halibut acquires its lopsided anatomy, with both of its eyes on the same side of its head: First the halibut develops a head that is quite symmetrical, ...

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