had-dock

haddock

[had-uhk]
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; Middle English haddok; see -ock

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haddock (ˈhædək)
 
n , pl -docks, -dock
a North Atlantic gadoid food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus: similar to but smaller than the cod
 
[C14: of uncertain origin]

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haddock
1286, of unknown origin. The suffix appears to be a diminutive. O.Fr. hadot and Gaelic adag, sometimes cited as sources, were apparently borrowed from Eng.
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