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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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On our first trip out we caught a huge halibut," he said.