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hal·i·but

halibut

 
pronunciation:
hae l biht
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part of speech: noun
inflections: halibut, halibuts
definition: a flatfish that lives in the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Halibut are used for food.
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.