: any of several marine food fishes (as of the genera Merluccius and Urophycis) related to the Atlantic cod

Examples of hake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stroll the gently meandering Monastery Road and finish with a pint of stout and a plate of fresh hake and chips at O'Dowd's Seafood Bar and Restaurant. James March, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2024 My pan-fried hake with mussels and bisque was deliciously balanced, even if somewhat upstaged by other tables' impressive skewers of seafood and sizeable mezze platters. Julia O'Driscoll, The Week Uk, theweek, 11 June 2024 For example, California sea lions forage in Pacific coastal waters from the Canadian border to Baja California and are accidentally caught by boats fishing for hake and halibut. Heather Welch, The Conversation, 6 Mar. 2024 When cod is unavailable, substitute haddock, hake, cusk, tilapia, pollock, striped bass, or white sea bass. Julia Dowling Rutland, Southern Living, 12 July 2023 Some varieties, including flounder, hake and tilapia, don't have a strong fish odor. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2023 There’s also a wealth of fine seafood on offer here, from the Peterhead hake and halibut at Marine Troon’s restaurant, The Rabbit, to the abundant platters at Scotts, a popular restaurant with glass walls that overlook Troon harbor. Sarah Gillespie, Travel + Leisure, 15 May 2023 Another new source for the seven fishes feast is the SoPo Seafood market in South Portland, Maine, which has assembled a dinner kit fresh from Maine consisting of 12 oysters, a pound each of lobster meat and sea scallops, two pounds each of hake and monkfish, plus smoked salmon and seaweed salad. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2022 The big fish on the boat was a 7-pound hake. Dan Radel, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021

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Word History


Middle English

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hake was in the 14th century

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“Hake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hake. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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: any of several marine food fishes related to the cod

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