Definition of gadoid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡādoid/ /ˈɡeɪdɔɪd/ /ˈɡaˌdoid/ /ˈɡæˌdɔɪd/


  • A bony fish of an order (Gadiformes) that comprises the cods, hakes, and their relatives.

    ‘Most assessments on capture-induced skin injury have been conducted on gadoids and herring.’
    • ‘Rockling fry, like those of other gadoids, drift at the surface for their first few months.’
    • ‘By-catches of gadoids and hake in the Nephrops fisheries are often considerable.’
    • ‘There is a huge commercial interest in many gadoids all around the world.’
    • ‘Thus, pelagic and early demersal growth appear to represent distinct stanzas in the growth history of these gadoids.’


Mid 19th century from modern Latin gadus (from Greek gados ‘cod’) + -oid.