ETYM French; -- probably so named from its shape, and from Latin turbo a top, a whirl.
Any of various flatfishes of the flounder group prized as food, especially Scophthalmus maximus found in European waters. It grows up to 1 m/3 ft long and weighs up to 14 kg/30 lb. It is brownish above and whitish underneath.
1. A large brownish European flatfish; SYN. Psetta maxima.
2. Flesh of a large European flatfish.