(Gadus ceglefinus.) A food fish of the Cod family, found in large shoals not far from the shore. It weighs from 2 to 4 lbs., and is distinguished by a large black spot on each side, fabled to be the prints of the finger and thumb of St. Peter when he took the tribute-money from its mouth. The haddock is found off the Irish and Scottish coasts, and from New York to the Arctic Circle in the Atlantic. Large quantities are cured in the fishing villages of the east coast of Scotland. The method employed is to cleanse the haddock, steep it for a short time in brine, and smoke it over a wood fire. This was first done in the village of Findon, Kincardineshire, and the fish cured in this way are now known by the name of Findon or " Finnan " haddocks.