Definition of European sole

1. Noun. Highly valued as food.

Exact synonyms: Solea Solea
Generic synonyms: Sole
Group relationships: Genus Solea, Solea

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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Sole

European robin
European robins
European roller
European sandpiper
European sanicle
European sea bream
European sea eagle
European shrike
European silver fir
European skippers
European smelt
European snakeroot
European sole (current term)
European spider crab
European spider crabs
European swamp thistle
European swamp thistles
European swift
European tarantula
European thimbleweed
European thimbleweeds
European toad
European tortoise
European turkey oak
European water ouzel
European water shrew
European water vole

Literary usage of European sole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"The European sole grows from ten to twenty inches in length and averages about a pound in weight. A species of flounder that inhabits the Pacific coast ..."

2. American Fishes: A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North by George Brown Goode, Theodore Gill (1903)
"... is a very small species of Sole, the only genuini representative of the European Sole on our Pacific coast. It reaches ¡ length of six inches, ..."

3. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"... By many it is said to be not inferior to the European sole. The colour is grayish-brown, the fins dark spotted, the tips ot the pectorals dusky. ..."

4. Webster's High School Dictionary: A Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster (1892)
"... on the side of the head which is uppermost when swimming ; a flounder. Sole (sol), a. Single ; only ; solitary. — Solely, adv. Common European sole. ..."

5. The Technical World Magazine (1912)
"... however, is the so-called pole flounder, or deep-sea flounder, which occurs in deeper waters. It is in texture and flavor so like the European sole, ..."

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