halibut vs holibut what difference

what is difference between halibut and holibut

English

Alternative forms

  • hallibut, holibut

Etymology

From Middle English *halibutt, equivalent to holy +‎ but (flatfish), since the fish was often eaten on holy days. Compare Dutch heilbot, German Heiligbutt, Heilbutt, Heilbutte. Compare also Danish helleflynder, Swedish helgeflundra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæ.lɨ.bət/, /ˈhɒ.lɨ.bət/

Noun

halibut (plural halibuts or halibut)

  1. A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.

Derived terms

  • Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
  • Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

Translations

Further reading

  • halibut on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Hippoglossus on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xaˈlʲi.but/

Noun

halibut m anim

  1. halibut

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

Germanic borrowing; see English halibut.

Noun

halibut m (plural halibuts)

  1. halibut
    Synonym: fletán


English

Noun

holibut (plural holibuts or holibut)

  1. Archaic form of halibut.

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