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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Roasted hake with stinging nettle broth, grilled kale and black garlic aioli. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2022 Beneath the pastry, Porter has packed a rich, buttery roux with smoked haddock, hake, cod, mackerel and herbs. Anabel Dean, CNN, 23 Jan. 2023 In February 2019, the 60-meter-long South Korean fishing vessel Oyang 77 slipped into Argentinian waters and deployed its trawl nets, hauling in more than 140 tons of hake, skate, and squid. Byerik Stokstad, science.org, 2 Nov. 2022 There was a wider availability of fish suitable for baby seabirds to eat, like haddock, various kinds of of hake, and in some regions, Atlantic herring. Dharna Noor, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Oct. 2022 Some had as many as a half-dozen tiny, shiny hake hanging from their sharp beaks. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 See More

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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 3 Jun. 2023.

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: any of several marine food fishes related to the cod

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