Haddock vs. Halibut

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Main Difference

The main difference between Haddock and Halibut is that the Haddock is a Merlangius euxmus and Halibut is a common name, for edible fishes

  • Haddock (noun)

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

  • Halibut (noun)

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

Oxford Dictionary
  • Haddock (noun)

    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.

  • Halibut (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Haddock (noun)

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

  • Haddock (noun)

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

  • Halibut (noun)

    lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

  • Halibut (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

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