hake

noun
\ˈhāk \

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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Other species removed from the overfishing list included stocks of sailfish, winter flounder, and blue king crab, while other additions included stocks of greater amberjack, red grouper, and red hake. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 18 May 2018 Other species removed from the overfishing list included stocks of sailfish, winter flounder and blue king crab, while other additions included stocks of greater amberjack, red grouper and red hake. Washington Post, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 17 May 2018 Early on a recent Tuesday morning, about 50 merchants gathered around gray and red cartons containing species like turbot, hake and plaice and called out bids. WSJ, "For U.K. Fishermen, Brexit Comes With a Catch," 27 June 2018 For the best results for this fish sandwich recipe, use hake, pollock, or cod. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Fried Fish Sandwiches with Cucumbers and Tartar Sauce," 28 May 2018 Stocks of red grouper, shortfin mako, and red hake were added to the overfished list. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 18 May 2018 Stocks of red grouper, shortfin mako and red hake were added to the overfished list. Washington Post, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 17 May 2018 Another mild fish — hake, flounder or sea bass — will keep the gentle spirit of the recipe intact. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish," 5 Jan. 2018 In one of the first studies of its kind, a team of fish experts used models and fish-catch data to analyze 63 major fish populations around the United States and Europe, from Atlantic cod and Greenland halibut to rockfish, hake, grouper, and sole. Brian Skerry, National Geographic, "We’re Killing the Oldest Fish in the Sea," 14 Sep. 2017

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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

noun

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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