from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) of northern Atlantic waters, related to and resembling the cod.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A marine fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, of the North Atlantic, important as a food fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wellknown fish, Melanogrammus æglefinus, of the cod family, Gadidæ, formerly called Gadus or Morrhua æglefinus.
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller
- n. lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried
Middle English haddok.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)