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lemon sole (fillet of sole)


highly valued almost pure white flesh


food noun (foods and drinks)


lemon sole* | lemon soles
(* lemon sole may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


English sole


lemon from French limande, of unknown origin
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of lemon sole...

Definition references  (+images)


English sole | Parophrys vetulus [species]

a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It's a demersal fish that lives on sandy and muddy bottoms in estuaries and near shore areas, at depths of up to 550 metres. It reaches up to 57 centimetres in length, and can weigh up to 1.5 kilograms. Its... (46 of 594 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

lemon sole | Microstomus kitt [species]

a European flatfishwith a variegated brown body: highly valued as a food fish: family "Pleuronectidae" (15 of 286 words, 3 usage examples)


Oxford Dictionary:

lemon sole | Microstomus kitt [species] | Pleuronectidae [family, member of]

a common European flatfish of the plaice family. It's an important food fish (13 of 53 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

lemon sole [countable]

a flat fish that lives in the sea, especially in Northern Europe ; [uncountable] this fish eaten as food (19 of 46 words)



lemon sole | Microstomus kitt [species]

any of several flatfishes and especially flounders: as ; a bottom-dwelling flounder of the northeastern Atlantic that is an important food fish ; ... (23 of 43 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

lemon sole

any of various popular food flatfishes, as "Parophrys vetulus" of the Pacific (English sole) and "Pseudopleuronectes americanus" of the Atlantic ... (20 of 27 words)


Cambridge Dictionary:

lemon sole

a flat fish that can be cooked and eaten (9 of 16 words)



lemon sole | Microstomus kitt [species]

A European flatfish, Microstomus kitt (5 of 6 words)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

sole [fish family] | Solea solea [species]

any of a variety of flatfishes, but, more strictly, those of the family Soleidae. Soles in this restricted sense constitute about 30 genera and 130 ... (25 of 115 words, 1 image)


American Heritage Dictionary:

sole | soles [plural] | soled [past tense] | soling [present participle]

The underside of the foot. | The underside of a shoe or boot, often excluding the heel. | The part on which something else rests while in a vertical ... (27 of 210 words, 11 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

flatfish | flounder | halibut | plaice | sole | turbot

common name for any member of the unique and widespread order Pleuronectiformes containing over 500 species (including the flounder, halibut, plaice, ... (21 of 187 words)


New World Dictionary:

sole | soles [plural] | soled [past tense] | soling [present participle]

the bottom surface of the foot | the part of a shoe, boot, sock, etc. corresponding to this | the bottom surface of any of several objects, as a golf ... (28 of 165 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

lemon sole

a common flatfish, prized as a food fish. Native to: northeastern Atlantic, North Sea. Latin name Microstomus kitt. | the flesh of a lemon sole used ... (25 of 44 words, 2 definitions)

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Etymology reference

Oxford Dictionary:

lemon sole

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: lemon from French limande, of unknown origin


Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

lemon sole [countable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lemon sole"


Macmillan American Dictionary:

lemon sole [countable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lemon sole"


Cambridge Dictionary:

lemon sole

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "lemon sole"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "lemon sole"


Google Dictionary:

lemon sole | lemon soles [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "lemon sole"

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