Simple Definition of hake
: a large fish that lives in the Atlantic Ocean and is often eaten as food
Full Definition of hake
: any of several marine food fishes (as of the genera Merluccius and Urophycis) related to the Atlantic cod
Origin and Etymology of hake
First Known Use: 14th century
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