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Definition of scrod

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

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Recent Examples on the Web For the sweetest, tenderest scallops imaginable, try Fathoms’ scallop-scrod casserole. Ann Parson,, "Gift from the sea: New Bedford’s bounty starts with scallops," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of scrod

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scrod

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

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“Scrod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of scrod

US : a young fish (such as a cod or a haddock) that is eaten as food

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