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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch schelvisch, from Old Dutch scelvisc. Analyzable as schel (peel) +‎ vis (fish), the former being a dated variant of schil. The name is due either to the relatively large scales or to the layered meat of the fish. Compare German Schellfisch.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxɛl.vɪs/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schel‧vis

NounEdit

schelvis m (plural schelvissen, diminutive schelvisje n)

  1. The marine fish species haddock, Melanogrammus aeglefinus.
  2. The fish species Sebastes norvegicus (rosefish, redfish, bergylt, Norway haddock)

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