• WordNet 3.6
    • n tonguefish left-eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tonguefish (Zoöl) A flounder (Symphurus plagiusa) native of the southern coast of the United States.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tonguefish A kind of flatfish, Aphoristia plagiusa, found from Virginia to Texas and the West Indies. It is abundant in sandy bays. It is dark-brown with six or seven obscure cross-bands, and numerous dark specks on both body and fins. The eyes and color are on the left side, and the size is small. Compare a like use of tongue, n., 6 .
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