1) A name applied to various kinds of flat fish, such as turbot and plaice.

1483 1 bar’ de butfysshe, Hull. In a letter to the Scarborough bailiffs in 1623 the case of Marmaduke Potter was raised for the buying of fower turbutts: he was then accused of forestalling, and imprisoned for buying of iiij buttfysh of a stranger.

places Hull Scarborough
dates 1483 1623

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