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What is the root word for flounder.
Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flundra
flounder (n.) "flatfish," c.1304, from Anglo-Fr. floundre, from O.N.Fr. flondre, from O.N. flydhra, related to M.L.G. vlundere, cognate with Gk. platys "flat, wide, broad" (see place (n.)).
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flounder is a fish. in different fishing seasons its called different things or the water it comes from. it's sometimes called a fluke. otherwise it has no root word.
I dont think it has one.. I mean, there is no word "flound" in the dictionary, if you know what I mean
flound, I think