had·​dock | \ ˈha-dək How to pronounce haddock (audio) \
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

Examples of haddock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Entrees, from $22 to $26, are lemon chicken, chicken parmesan, sole piccata, baked haddock, shrimp scampi and veal marsala. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 3 May 2022 The rules apply to valuable species that are harvested in the Northeast such as cod, haddock and flounder. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Regulators have tried to save the fishery with management measures such as very low fishing quotas, and many fishermen targeting other East Coast groundfish species such as haddock and flounder now avoid cod altogether. Patrick Whittle, courant.com, 31 Mar. 2022 In mid-March, the U.K. slapped a 35% tariff hike on Russian whitefish, including chip-shop staples cod and haddock. Patrick Whittle, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Mar. 2022 Entrees include baked haddock, fried perch, pierogi, fried shrimp, combo perch and shrimp, mac and cheese. Marc Bona, cleveland, 18 Mar. 2022 The meal includes three pieces of fried haddock, french fries, bread, coleslaw, tartar sauce and lemon wedge ($12). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Feb. 2022 Flakey haddock in an Irish beer batter with fries and slaw with mayonnaise-vinegar dressing. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 17 Mar. 2022 The Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club will feature a fish (haddock or perch) fried in a Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter beer batter. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Haddock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haddock. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for haddock


had·​dock | \ ˈha-dək How to pronounce haddock (audio) \
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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