sand dab


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sand dab small food fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
    • n sand dab the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sand dab (Zoöl) a small American flounder (Limanda ferruginea); -- called also rusty dab. The name is also applied locally to other allied species.
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In literature:

She thought of the tall forest creature with yearnings, which interfered with her appetite for sand-dabs.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
It was in gravelly sand, and taken out in dabs, and in and out, all widths and depths.
"Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge" by John Newman