turbot, n. [F.; -- probably so named from its shape, and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.].
A large European flounder (Rhombus maximus) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on the upper side is brownish with small roundish tubercles scattered over the surface. The lower, or blind, side is white. Called also bannock fluke. [1913 Webster]