Definition of hake
: any of several marine food fishes (as of the genera Merluccius and Urophycis) related to the Atlantic cod
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Namibia’s fishermen perceive seals as competing for such commercially valuable species as mackerel, sardines, anchovies, hake, and herring.
Indeed, Kress says two of the puffin’s favorite foods, herring and white hake, have been shown to be sensitive to changes in surface sea temperature.
For example, with just 14 SNPs, the researchers were able to pinpoint the source of 98 percent of 766 samples of hake.
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Origin and Etymology of hake
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of hake for English Language Learners
: a large fish that lives in the Atlantic Ocean and is often eaten as food
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