variants or less commonly schrod
: a young fish (such as a cod or haddock)
especially : one split and boned for cooking

Examples of scrod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three-course Irish lunch will include options like baked scrod and roasted honey ham., 30 Apr. 2021 This recipe calls for cod, but these thrifty cakes can be made with any white-fleshed fish, such as scrod or sole. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2021 Dinner entrees include scrod, scallops, crab, lobster, salmon, steak and chicken. Susan Dunne,, 24 Mar. 2021 Choose from haddock or scrod, U.S. tilapia, Pacific cod or U.S farmed bass. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 15 Mar. 2021 Fish plus, shrimp, crab cakes, scallops, clams, frog legs, tilapia, cod, scrod, salmon and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 4 Mar. 2021 For the sweetest, tenderest scallops imaginable, try Fathoms’ scallop-scrod casserole. Ann Parson,, 15 July 2019

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Word History


probably from British dialect (Cornwall) scrawed, past participle of scraw, scrawl to split, salt, and lightly dry (young fish)

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrod was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Scrod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a young fish (as a cod or haddock)
especially : one split and boned for cooking
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