Definition of winter flounder in English:

winter flounder


  • A common flatfish of the western Atlantic, having cryptic gray-brown coloration and popular as food in winter in North America.

    • ‘Some of the fish should be firm-fleshed and gelatinous like halibut, eel, and winter flounder, and some tender and flaky like hake, baby cod, small pollock, and lemon sole.’
    • ‘In a more recent data base search, we found a possible homologue of Styelins in a vertebrate-the winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus.’