from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) of northern Atlantic waters, closely related to and resembling the cod, but having a dark spot above each pectoral fin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wellknown fish, Melanogrammus æglefinus, of the cod family, Gadidæ, formerly called Gadus or Morrhua æglefinus.
  • noun A name wrongly applied to Pseudophycis barbatus and Merluccius australis allied to the family Gadidæ or codfishes. The European species of Merluccius is known as the hake.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A marine food fish (Melanogrammus æglefinus), allied to the cod, inhabiting the northern coasts of Europe and America. It has a dark lateral line and a black spot on each side of the body, just back of the gills. Galled also haddie, and dickie.
  • noun a marine edible fish (Sebastes marinus) of Northern Europe and America. See Rose fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A marine fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, of the North Atlantic, important as a food fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller
  • noun lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English haddok.]


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  • I have no idea what a haddock is (I thought it was some kind of a field, evidently not!), but this IS a great post.

    Neither I nor Tim Brownson are islands | Johnny B. Truant 2010

  • Soak a haddock for four hours in olive-oil to cover.

    How to Cook Fish Myrtle Reed 1892

  • The haddock is the best choice for fish and chips as it is thick, flaky and tastes good.

    The Herald-Mail Online 2010

  • Some species, such as haddock and Atlantic sea scallops have recovered from previous declines, after the U.S. government began enforcing parts of federal fisheries conservation legislation in the 1990s, says

    Restaurants Mobilize to Save Fisheries 2010

  • Landings from the Icelandic area were no longer almost exclusively cod, but species such as haddock, halibut, plaice ( '' Pleuronectes platessa ''), and redfish ( '' Sebastes marinus '') also became common items of the catch.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the Central North Atlantic (Iceland and Greenland) 2009

  • Larval and 0-group cod and capelin, as well as species such as haddock, wolffish, tusk ( '' Brosme brosme ''), and ling ( '' Molva molva '') may also be carried by the western branch of the Irminger Current across to East Greenland and onward to West Greenland [18] (see Fig. 13.6).

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the Central North Atlantic (Iceland and Greenland) 2009

  • This comes from Gerd Hubold, the general-secretary of ICES, who has told the uncritical Times that the main problem is that although cod catches have been cut to 26,500 tonnes a year, more than twice that amount is being caught in bycatches by fishermen chasing other species such as haddock, whiting, hake and plaice.

    Pity the poor readers Richard 2006

  • Nevertheless, always willing to reinforce failure with, er … more failure, ICES are now calling for a complete ban on cod exploitation AND – in the height of moronic fatuity – are telling EU member state governments that other species, such as haddock and plaice, will have to be severely curtailed if cod is to be protected.

    Pity the poor readers Richard 2006

  • In November, the Independent World Commission of the Oceans met in Cape Town to discuss the precipitous decline in common species of fish such as haddock, tuna, flounder and shrimp.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1997

  • Lean fish such as haddock and tilapia, and fatty fish such as mackerel and sardines, are all used to make smoked products.

    Chapter 6 1982


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  • He came to a standstill in front of her, and perused her with the expression of an intensely interested haddock. - ''Yashima, or, The Gorgeous West'' by R T Sherwood, 1931.

    December 24, 2008

  • *trying to mimic that expression*

    December 24, 2008

  • Yarb--you feeling okay? You have a funny look on your face.

    December 24, 2008

  • It sounds better than the expression of "last year's bird nest."

    December 24, 2008

  • "Someone help yarb. He appears to be floundering", intoned Tom, in his charming bass voice.

    December 24, 2008

  • Now a flounder--that would be a funny look.

    December 24, 2008

  • Yeah... How would you get your one eye to go over on the other side of your head?

    December 24, 2008

  • You mean, like this guy?

    December 25, 2008

  • Right! My eyes don't travel that way.

    December 29, 2008