scrod

scrod
/skrod/, n.
a young Atlantic codfish or haddock, esp. one split for cooking.
Also, schrod.
[1835-45, Amer.; orig. uncert.]

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Young fish (as a cod or haddock), especially one split and boned for cooking.

The origin of the term is not known for certain, but it is thought to come from an Old Dutch word meaning "to shred." It seems to have first been used around 1841.

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