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
Recent Examples of haddock from the Web
Oyster production in the Pacific Northwest is declining because of ocean acidification, and historic cod, haddock and flounder fisheries on the East Coast have collapsed amid decades of overfishing and ocean warming.
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Origin and Etymology of haddock
Middle English haddok
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
HADDOCK Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of haddock for Students
: a fish of the northern Atlantic Ocean that is related to the cod and is often used for food
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