Merluccius

noun
Mer·​luc·​ci·​us | \ mərˈlüchēəs \

Definition of Merluccius

: a genus of fishes related to the cods and included with them in Gadidae or now often isolated in a separate family — see hake

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History and Etymology for Merluccius

New Latin, from Medieval Latin merlutius, merlucius hake, from Latin merula, a sea fish, blackbird

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“Merluccius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Merluccius. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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