What does haddock mean?

Definitions for haddockˈhæd ək

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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


  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

  2. Origin: [OE. hadok, haddok, of unknown origin; cf. Ir. codog, Gael. adag, F. hadot.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haddock

    had′uk, n. a sea-fish of the cod family—(Scot.) Hadd′ie. [M. E. haddoke; ety. unknown.]

Editors Contribution

  1. haddock

    A type of marine salt water fish, found in the ocean and seas, a type of food source used when its needed.

    Haddock is a very popular food fish, sold fresh, smoked, frozen, dried, or to a small extent canned.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haddock in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haddock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Barrymore:

    Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.

  2. John LaRock:

    We have one of the last orange roofs left, we have a lot of people ask for the root beer floats. ... People love the fried haddock and clams, like it used to be.

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