Definition of Greenland halibut in English:

Greenland halibut


  • An edible halibut with a black or dark brown upper side, which is found in cold deep waters of the north.

    Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, family Pleuronectidae

    • ‘Atlantic halibut is larger than Greenland halibut and can attain a maximum size of 2.5m and live for up to 50 years.’
    • ‘Common fish species in the area include atlantic tomcod, mummichog, redfish, herring, silver hake, Greenland halibut, and the dangerously overfished northern cod.’
    • ‘As the cod fishery vanished, it was replaced economically by rising fisheries for shrimp and Greenland halibut.’
    • ‘Throughout a packed week of events, the Humber Seafood Group is also promoting red fish, whiting, and Greenland halibut.’