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Definition of hake

: 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 American Dynasty, a commercial trawler, departed Seattle one day in May to fish for hake off the Washington coast. Kim Tingley, New York Times, "How an Ill-Fated Fishing Voyage Helped Us Understand Covid-19," 20 Oct. 2020 When cod is unavailable, substitute haddock, hake, cusk, tilapia, pollock, striped bass, or white sea bass. Julia Rutland, Southern Living, "6 Common Types of Cod You'll Find at the Store," 30 June 2020 Off Washington, the American Dynasty was fishing for hake, also known as whiting, and was later scheduled to fish for pollock during a summer season in the Bering Sea. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, "Factory trawler returns to Seattle after 85 crew members test positive for COVID-19," 2 June 2020 And as the fish have declined, so have their predators, including squid, blue crabs, bottlenose dolphins, oysters, red snapper and southern hake. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "10 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oil pollution found in thousands of fish, study says," 20 Apr. 2020 But warming waters have pushed hake, winter flounder, scup, and lobster fisheries north of our state, jeopardizing these important pillars of the economy. BostonGlobe.com, "Climate change is the biggest threat to Rhode Island’s economy and the legislature’s inaction is exacerbating the crisis.," 22 Nov. 2019 The aquatic mammals can live for up to approximately 26 years, often surviving off of small schooling fish, like walleye pollock, herring, hake and anchovy, as well as squid. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "California Firefighters Rescue the Sleepiest Baby Seal After He Is Found in a Parking Structure," 25 Nov. 2019 Their new spot off the Whitney Hotel’s lobby serves simple plates at dinner: tagliatelle and clams with chili oil; tomato salad with breadcrumbs and balsamic; hake in olive butter with herbs, corn, and tomatoes. BostonGlobe.com, "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 Fresh tomatoes go into simple fish stews with Atlantic hake (part of the codfish family, but less well-known than cod) and skillets full of vegetables with corn kernels and plenty of herbs. BostonGlobe.com, "Freeze those ripe tomatoes for the middle of winter, when they’ll brighten a dreary day - The Boston Globe," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hake

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hake

Middle English

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“Hake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hake. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hake

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

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