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Haddock

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Haddock

(Science: zoology) 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. Norway haddock, a marine edible fish (Sebastes marinus) of northern Europe and America. See rose fish.

Origin: oe. Hadoc, haddok, of unknown origin; cf. Ir. Codog, gael. Adag, f. Hadot.