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halibut

hal·i·but

halibut

 
pronunciation:
hae l biht
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: halibut, halibuts
definition: any of several large, edible flatfishes found in the northern Atlantic or Pacific.
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Word History
Halibut comes from two early English words. Butte meant "flatfish." Haly meant "holy" and was combined with butte because fish was eaten on holy days.