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Definition of "hake" []

  • Any of various marine food fishes of the genera Merluccius and Urophycis, related to and resembling the cod. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hake" in a sentence
  • "_Hake_ in Norwegian means hook, and the term hake or hook-fish was given because of the hooked character of the under-jaw."
  • "For some reason, the word hake puts me off my food, though you must be wondering why I have no problem with ling."
  • "It is central to the diet of primary and secondary carnivorous species of significant economic importance such as hake and squid."