haddock

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noun had·dock \ˈha-dək\

Definition of haddock

plural

haddock

also

haddocks

  1. :  an important food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus syn. 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

Origin and Etymology of haddock

Middle English haddok


First Known Use: 14th century


HADDOCK Defined for English Language Learners

haddock

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noun had·dock \ˈha-dək\

Definition of haddock for English Language Learners

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


HADDOCK Defined for Kids

haddock

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noun had·dock \ˈha-dək\

Definition of haddock for Students

plural

haddock

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haddocks

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


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