had·​dock | \ˈha-dək \
plural haddock also haddocks

Definition of haddock 

: an important food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus synonym Gadus aeglefinus) of the cod family occurring on both sides of the North Atlantic that has a black lateral line and dark patch above the pectoral fin

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Reel in Fish-Phobes Fish with a mild flavor, like Arctic char, or white fish like Maine haddock, Alaskan Pacific cod, and sole may appeal to reluctant eaters. Woman's Day, "Everything You Need to Know About Picking Out and Preparing Fish," 19 Sep. 2018 The menu will consist of fish and chips or fried shrimp at $10, baked haddock or bay scallops at $11, fried clams at $14, a seafood platters at $17 and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 2 July 2018 In the harbor off Leonard’s Wharf, the large steel boats with their signature green hulls are rusting in the salt air, their dormant nets still coiled as if ready to scoop up schools of cod or haddock. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, "Months after the Codfather went to prison, economic misery persists in New Bedford," 7 May 2018 The fish of choice here are cod and haddock, staples of fish-and-chip shops. David Segal, New York Times, "In Brexit Vote, Town’s Nostalgia for Seafaring Past Muddied Its Future," 23 Apr. 2018 The buffet includes a variety of salads, fresh fruit, lobster, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia haddock, chicken marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 2 July 2018 The menu includes haddock, potato, onion butter, vegetable, limpa bread, appetizers and dessert. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Community discussion planned in Aurora," 5 Apr. 2018 On Wednesday a group of fishermen and politicians boarded a trawler on the Thames near Parliament, and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage dumped haddock into the river. Fox News, "The Latest: EU's Tusk will advise backing Brexit transition," 21 Mar. 2018 The crispy haddock sandwich could bring Boston and Cincinnati together in agreement. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Wahlburgers vs. Lachey's: Battle of the boy band burgers," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of haddock

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haddock

Middle English haddok

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English Language Learners Definition of haddock

: a fish that lives in the Atlantic Ocean and that is often eaten as food


had·​dock | \ˈha-dək \
plural haddock or haddocks

Kids Definition of haddock

: a fish of the northern Atlantic Ocean that is related to the cod and is often used for food

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a nest or breeding place

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