Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BANNOCK-FLUKE, -FLEUK, n. The turbot.
Sc. 1816 Scott Antiquary xi.:
“What are ye for the day, your honour?” she said, or rather screamed, to Oldbuck; “caller haddies and whitings — a bannock-fluke and a cock-padle.” Edb. 1811 Wernerian Socy. Trans., List of Fishes found in the Frith of Forth 537:
P[leuronectes] maximus. Turbot: Rawn-fleuk; Gunner-fleuk. This species . . . is here denominated the rawn-fleuk, from its being thought best for the table when in rawn or roe: it is sometimes also called Bannock-fleuk on account of its round shape.
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