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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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British Dictionary definitions for had-dock

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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