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A fish of the suborder Gadoidei, which includes the cods and the hakes.
[New Latin Gadus, fish genus including the Atlantic cod (from Greek gados, a kind of fish) + -oid.]
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(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Anacanthini, an order of marine soft-finned fishes typically having the pectoral and pelvic fins close together and small cycloid scales. The group includes gadid fishes and hake
(Animals) any gadoid fish
[C19: from New Latin Gadidae, from gadus cod; see -oid]
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|Noun||1.||gadoid - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae|
Gadus merlangus, Merlangus merlangus, whiting - a food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe resembling the cod; sometimes placed in genus Gadus
Melanogrammus aeglefinus, haddock - important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller
Pollachius pollachius, pollack, pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
hake - any of several marine food fishes related to cod
Molva molva, ling - elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
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