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lemon sole

noun
1.
any of various popular food flatfishes, as Parophrys vetulus of the Pacific (English sole) and Pseudopleuronectes americanus of the Atlantic (winter flounder or blackback flounder)
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; probably alteration, by folk etymology, of French limande dab (fish), Old French limande, lime, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for lemon-sole

lemon sole

noun
1.
a European flatfish, Microstomus kitt, with a variegated brown body: highly valued as a food fish: family Pleuronectidae
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