What does halibut mean?

Definitions for halibutˈhæl ə bət, ˈhɒl-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. halibut(noun)

    lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

  2. halibut, holibut(noun)

    marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes


  1. halibut(Noun)

    A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Halibut(noun)

    a large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidae. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish

  2. Origin: [OE. hali holy + but, butte, flounder; akin to D. bot, G. butte; cf. D. heilbot, G. heilbutt. So named as being eaten on holidays. See Holy, Holiday.]


  1. Halibut

    Halibut is a flatfish, genus Hippoglossus, from the family of the right-eye flounders. Other flatfish are also called halibut. The name is derived from haly and butt, for its popularity on Catholic holy days. Halibut are demersal fish which live in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans. They are highly regarded food fish.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Halibut

    hal′i-but, n. the largest kind of flat-fishes, in form more elongated than the flounder or the turbot.—Also Hol′ibut. [M. E. hali, holy, and butte, a flounder, plaice, the fish being much eaten on fast or holy days; cf. Dut. heilbot, Ger. heilbutt.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of halibut in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of halibut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joana Carmo:

    Anisakis can infect salmon, herring, cod, mackerel, squids, halibut and red snapper.

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