• WordNet 3.6
    • n halibut marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
    • n halibut lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Halibut hŏl"ĭ*bŭt (Zoöl) A large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidæ. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n halibut A fish of the genus Hippoglossus, H. vulgaris, and the largest species of the flatfish family or Pleuronectidæ. This fish has a compressed body, one side being colored, the other white, and both eyes on the same side of the head. It grows to a great size, sometimes weighing from 300 to 400 pounds. It forms an article of food, and some parts of the body are fat, tender, and delicious. The name is also given to various other species of Pleuronectidæ, such as Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, known as the Greenland halibut, and Paralichthys californicus, known in California as the Monterey halibut and bastard halibut.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Halibut hal′i-but the largest kind of flat-fishes, in form more elongated than the flounder or the turbot
    • Halibut Also Hol′ibut
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hali, holy + but, butte, flounder; akin to D. bot, G. butte,; cf. D. heilbot, G. heilbutt,. So named as being eaten on holidays. See Holy Holiday


In literature:

Ham, bacon, sausage, pork, liver, kidney, game, and all dried and salted meats, codfish, mackerel and halibut, are particularly bad.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
A name of the turbot, as distinguished from the halibut.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Serve a small piece of broiled halibut, salmon, or sword fish, with cucumber sauce.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Coquilles of Salmon or Halibut, 64.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Lamprey and halibut both have histories, which, at first glance, we would never suspect, although the forms have changed but little.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
As ignorant as a damned halibut must be of the works and thoughts of man.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
And he met some enormous fishes, like great cod or halibut, they seemed.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Halibut Salad 265 908.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Put Halibut on top and dust with salt and pepper.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
Wipe a two-pound slice of halibut.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
"Gala Day Luncheons" by Caroline Benedict Burrell
Small fish, cod, halibut or special fish in special localities are good for camp use.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
Sliced halibut may be baked in the same way.
"Better Meals for Less Money" by Mary Green
Trout and salmon were taken in the streams, and in the bay, halibut.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
Bass, trout, halibut, salmon, and bluefish are recommended.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
Halibut may be dressed in the same manner, putting salt in the water when you boil it, and also in the seasoning.
"Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed." by Sulpice Barué
Halibut are numerous and common.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
Halibut or codfish, trout or any fish.
"A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery" by Juliet Corson
Most of the halibut eaten in the United States comes from Alaska.
"The Land of Tomorrow" by William B Stephenson, Jr.
We then tied a halibut hook on the end of a pole and, sitting on a rock, waited until a fresh fish appeared.
"Trails and Tramps in Alaska and Newfoundland" by William S. Thomas

In poetry:

The day was hotter than words can tell,
So hot the jelly-fish wouldn't jell.
The halibut went all to butter,
And the catfish had only force to utter
A faint sea-mew — aye, though some have doubted,
The carp he capered and the horn-pout pouted.
"Don't You See?" by Katharine Lee Bates

In news:

Final action scheduled for charter-commercial halibut split.
2012 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winners.
Halibut thief hits Charleston fish market.
California Man Claims Homer Halibut Derby Crown.
James Peeples of Chico, California has won the $10,000 grand prize in the Homer Halibut Jackpot Derby.
News Sports Huge halibut , monster lingcod await Brookings anglers.
What has been a very slow start to the halibut season on San Francisco Bay turned quite a bit better this week.
Keith Fraser, at Loch Lomond Bait Shop in San Rafael, said his customers are using live shiners off Red Rock, Angel Island and South Hampton to bring in some nice halibut .
Halibut derby enters final month.
The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, began May 15 and ends Sept 15.
Tips for grilling halibut .
Woody Wedin, left, and Mike Smiley, pose with smiley's tournament- winning halibut .
Halibut Closes Off Westport, Washington.
In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one- halibut daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.
OLYMPIA – The recreational halibut fishery will close in the northern nearshore area of Marine Area 2 at the end of the day Friday (June 8), while marine areas 3 and 4 will reopen for one more day of fishing June 14.