Definitions for haddockˈhæd ək

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

had•dockˈhæd ək(n.)(pl.)-dock; -docks.

  1. a food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, of the cod family, of the N Atlantic.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of haddock:

1275–1325; ME haddok

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haddock(noun)

    lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried

  2. haddock, Melanogrammus aeglefinus(noun)

    important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller

Wiktionary

  1. haddock(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haddock(noun)

    a marine food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), 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

Freebase

  1. Haddock

    The haddock is a marine fish distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. Haddock is a popular food fish and is widely fished commercially. The haddock is easily recognized by a black lateral line running along its white side and a distinctive dark blotch above the pectoral fin, often described as a "thumbprint" or even the "Devil's thumbprint" or "St. Peter's mark". Haddock is most commonly found at depths of 40 to 133 m, but has a range as deep as 300 m. It thrives in temperatures of 2 to 10°C. Juveniles prefer shallower waters and larger adults deeper water. Generally, adult haddock do not engage in long migratory behaviour as do the younger fish, but seasonal movements have been known to occur across all ages. Haddock feed primarily on small invertebrates, although larger members of the species may occasionally consume fish. Growth rates of haddock have changed significantly over the past 30 to 40 years. Presently, growth is more rapid, with haddock reaching their adult size much earlier than previously noted. However, the degree to which these younger fish contribute to reproductive success of the population is unknown. Growth rates of haddock, however, had slowed in recent years. Some evidence indicates it may be the result of an exceptionally large year class in 2003. Spawning occurs between January and June, peaking during late March and early April. The most important spawning grounds are in the waters off middle Norway, near southwest Iceland, and Georges Bank. An average-sized female produces approximately 850,000 eggs, and larger females are capable of producing up to 3 million eggs each year.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

haddock(noun)

a kind of small sea fish.

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