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British pronunciation/hˈælɪbˌʌt/
American pronunciation/ˈhæɫəbət/

a large marine flatfish that is eaten as food, especially on Catholic holy days

synonyms : holibut
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halibut definition and meaning

What is a "halibut"?

A halibut is a large flatfish species found in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans. It is known for its distinctive diamond-shaped body and its ability to camouflage with the ocean floor. Halibut is highly regarded for its firm, flaky white flesh, and its mild, slightly sweet flavor. It is a prized fish in both commercial and recreational fisheries due to its size and culinary versatility. Halibut can be prepared in various ways, including grilling, baking, or pan-searing, and it is often featured in gourmet seafood dishes. With its impressive size and delectable taste, halibut remains a sought-after choice for seafood enthusiasts and a highlight of many seafood menus.


lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

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1I went for grilled halibut.
2Is that halibut actually from Maine?
3Poopers, is that halibut from Maine?
4Next one on our menu, we have a halibut.
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