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 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.
- noun A wellknown fish, Melanogrammus æglefinus, of the cod family, Gadidæ, formerly called
Gadusor Morrhua æglefinus.
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
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.
Soak a haddock for four hours in olive-oil to cover.
The haddock is the best choice for fish and chips as it is thick, flaky and tastes good.
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
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.
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  (see Fig. 13.6).
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.
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.
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.
Lean fish such as haddock and tilapia, and fatty fish such as mackerel and sardines, are all used to make smoked products.