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Plaice

plaice

(Science: zoology) A European food fish (Pleuronectes platessa), allied to the flounder, and growing to the weight of eight or ten pounds or more.

A large American flounder (Paralichthys dentatus; called also brail, puckermouth, and summer flounder. The name is sometimes applied to other allied species.

Alternative forms: plaise] Plaice mouth, a mouth like that of a plaice; a small or wry mouth.

Origin: F. Plaise, plais, prob. Fr. L. Platessa flatish, plaice. See Place.


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