Definition of sand flounder in US English:

sand flounder


  • Any of various kinds of flatfish associated with sandy seabeds; now especially (US) the windowpane flounder, Scophthalmus aquosus, (NZ) the New Zealand flounder, Rhombosolea plebeia of the southwest Pacific (family Pleuronectidae), and members of the family Paralichthyidae.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.