halibut


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halibut:

see flatfishflatfish,
common name for any member of the unique and widespread order Pleuronectiformes containing over 500 species (including the flounder, halibut, plaice, sole, and turbot), 130 of which are American.
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halibut

[′hal·ə·bət]
(vertebrate zoology)
Either of two large species of flatfishes in the genus Hippoglossus; commonly known as a right-eye flounder.

halibut

, holibut
1. the largest flatfish: a dark green North Atlantic species, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, that is a very important food fish: family Pleuronectidae
2. any of several similar and related flatfishes, such as Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Greenland halibut)
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Duke's Premium Halibut will be on the menu year round but it will also be on the next Fresh Sheet Menu Heavenly Halibut, which starts June 12.
They have lived at Halibut Cove for more than 30 years.
Peter, who fishes with Meltham and District Sea Angling Club, said: "It's difficult to know what the average halibut is because only one or two are caught every year round the coast.
Add halibut and poach until internal temperature reaches 120 degrees.
Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Walbaum)) is a deepwater flatfish of high commercial value in the northernmost parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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He said: "There is going to be a lot of halibut on the menu.
Pacific halibut sport fishing between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain will re-open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The giant fish - which is 15 times larger than the average halibut - is believed to be at least 60 years old.
Anica said an average halibut is 18 inches and weighs 10 to 12lbs.
While production of halibut for 2003 will be in the region of 230 tonnes, this will rise to 400 to 500 tonnes by 2006.