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[had-uh k] /ˈhæd ək/
noun, plural (especially collectively) haddock (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) haddocks.
a North Atlantic food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, of the cod family.
the rosefish, Sebastes marinus.
Origin of haddock
1275-1325; Middle English haddok; see -ock Unabridged
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  • The haddock was uber-fresh, the beer batter light and pillowy, and the fries artfully presented in a paper-lined silver cup.
  • haddock is found in the same water and in company with cod, but not so abundantly.
  • Likewise, the haddock tart was at once runny and lumpy-thin chowder spilled over a pastry shell.
  • Shellfish, cod, haddock and other fish abound in its clean waters.
  • But the soup was incredible: a combination of salmon, haddock, and shrimp in a slightly sweet creamy broth.
  • House specialties are prime rib, haddock and seafood pasta.
  • The seafood selections include char grilled haddock, king crab legs and deep fried lobster.
  • Dinner favorites include grilled ham steak with pineapple, sirloin tips, roast pork and stuffing and broiled haddock.
  • The restaurant also serves seafood dishes such as breaded calamari, steamed lobster tails and fried haddock sandwiches.
British Dictionary definitions for haddock


noun (pl) -docks, -dock
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 haddock

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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