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lemon sole

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 of lemon sole
1875-80; probably alteration, by folk etymology, of French limande dab (fish), Old French limande, lime, of uncertain origin Unabridged
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  • As for Ansell, the first thing he said was, "Why didn't you counter-order the lemon-sole?"

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
British Dictionary definitions for lemon-sole

lemon sole

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