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haddock

[had-uh k] /ˈhæd ək/
noun, plural (especially collectively) haddock (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) haddocks.
1.
a North Atlantic food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, of the cod family.
2.
the rosefish, Sebastes marinus.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English haddok; see -ock
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haddock

/ˈhædək/
noun (pl) -docks, -dock
1.
a North Atlantic gadoid food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus: similar to but smaller than the cod
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for had dock

haddock

n.

late 13c., of unknown origin. Old French hadot and Gaelic adag, sometimes cited as sources, were apparently borrowed from English. OED regards the suffix as perhaps a diminutive.

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