Definition of Flounder. Meaning of Flounder. Synonyms of Flounder

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Definition of Flounder

Flounder
Flounder Floun"der, n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder, Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A flatfish of the family Pleuronectid[ae], of many species. Note: The common English flounder is Pleuronectes flesus. There are several common American species used as food; as the smooth flounder (P. glabra); the rough or winter flounder (P. Americanus); the summer flounder, or plaice (Paralichthys dentatus), Atlantic coast; and the starry flounder (Pleuronectes stellatus). 2. (Bootmaking) A tool used in crimping boot fronts.
Flounder
Flounder Floun"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Floundered; p. pr. & vb. n. Floundering.] [Cf. D. flodderen to flap, splash through mire, E. flounce, v.i., and flounder the fish.] To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce. They have floundered on from blunder to blunder. --Sir W. Hamilton.
Flounder
Flounder Floun"der, n. The act of floundering.

Meaning of Flounder from wikipedia

- Flounders are a group of flatfish species. They are demersal fish, found at the bottom of oceans around the world; some species will also enter estuaries...
- Look up flounder in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Flounders are a group of several species of flatfish. Flounder is also a verb meaning to act clumsily...
- yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea), also known as the rusty dab, is a species of flatfish in the family Pleuronectidae (righteye flounders). Reaching...
- The summer flounder or fluke (Paralichthys dentatus) is a marine flatfish that is found in the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast of the United States and...
- The Baltic flounder (Platichthys solemdali) is a species of flatfish endemic to the Baltic Sea, where it is the only known endemic fish species. It is...
- The winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americ****), also known as the black back, is a right-e**** ("dextral") flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It...
- The Flounder (German: Der Butt, pronounced [deːɐ̯ bʊt] ) is a 1977 novel by the German writer Günter Gr****. It is loosely based on the fairy tale "The...
- The pea**** flounder (Bothus mancus), also known as the flowery flounder, is a species of fish in the family Bothidae (lefteye flounders). The species...
- The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a flatfish of European coastal waters from the White Sea in the north to the Mediterranean and the Black...
- The Gulf flounder (Paralichthys albigutta) is a species of sal****er flounder. The Gulf flounder is a flatfish that swims on its side. Their two eyes...