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 for turbot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trigger \Trig"ger\, n. [For older tricker, from D. trekker, fr.
     trekken to draw, pull. See Trick, n.]
     1. A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
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     2. (Mech.) A piece, as a lever, which is connected with a
        catch or detent as a means of releasing it; especially
        (Firearms), the part of a lock which is moved by the
        finger to release the cock and discharge the piece.
        [1913 Webster]
     Trigger fish (Zool.), a large plectognath fish ({Balistes
        Carolinensis or Balistes capriscus) common on the
        southern coast of the United States, and valued as a food
        fish in some localities. Its rough skin is used for
        scouring and polishing in the place of sandpaper. Called
        also leather jacket, and turbot.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turbot \Tur"bot\, n. [F.; -- probably so named from its shape,
     and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.] (Zool.)
     (a) A large European flounder ({Rhombus maximus) highly
         esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to
         forty pounds. Its color on the upper side is brownish
         with small roundish tubercles scattered over the surface.
         The lower, or blind, side is white. Called also bannock
     (b) Any one of numerous species of flounders more or less
         related to the true turbots, as the American plaice, or
         summer flounder (see Flounder), the halibut, and the
         diamond flounder ({Hypsopsetta guttulata) of California.
     (c) The filefish; -- so called in Bermuda.
     (d) The trigger fish.
         [1913 Webster]
     Spotted turbot. See Windowpane.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: flesh of a large European flatfish
      2: a large brownish European flatfish [syn: turbot, Psetta

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