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Haddock vs. Halibut

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Haddocknoun

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

Halibutnoun

A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.

Haddocknoun

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.

Halibutnoun

A large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidæ. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish.

Haddocknoun

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

Halibutnoun

lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

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Haddocknoun

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

Halibutnoun

marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes

Haddocknoun

a silvery-grey bottom-dwelling fish of North Atlantic coastal waters, related to the cod. It is popular as a food fish and is of great commercial value.

Halibut

Halibut is the common name for three flatfish in the genera Hippoglossus and Reinhardtius from the family of right-eye flounders and, in some regions, and less commonly, other species of large flatfish. The word is derived from haly (holy) and butte (flat fish), for its popularity on Catholic holy days.

Haddock

The haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) is a saltwater ray-finned fish from the family Gadidae, the true cods. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus.

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