halibut etymology

English word halibut comes from Middle English *halibutt (A halibut.. Fishes similar to the halibut.)

Detailed word origin of halibut

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*halibutt Middle English (enm) A halibut.. Fishes similar to the halibut.
halibut English (eng) A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.