silver hake

noun

Definition of silver hake

: a common hake (Merluccius bilinearis) of the northern Atlantic coast of the U.S. that is an important food fish

Examples of silver hake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anglers fishing out of ports in northern New Jersey and New York during the winter once enjoyed an abundance of silver hake, which everyone referred to as whiting, in the waters just outside New York Harbor. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of silver hake

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Silver hake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20hake. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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