A European flounder, Platichthys flesus.



  • A European species of flatfish having dull brown colouring with reddish-brown blotches; fluke, European flounder, Platichthys flesus (species).
  • Any of various flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae or Bothidae.
  • A bootmaker's tool for crimping boot fronts.



  • From Middle English flowndre, from Anglo-Norman floundre, from Old Northern French flondre, from Old Norse flyðra, from Proto-Germanic *flunþrijǭ. Cognate with Danish flynder, German Flunder, Swedish flundra.
  • Possibly from the noun. Probably a or a or from Dutch flodderen. See other terms beginning with fl, such as flutter, flitter, float, flap, flub, flip

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