Haddock, or Gadus eglesi-nus,h. a species of fish which periodically frequents the Yorkshire coast, in large shoals, and commonly weighs from two to three pounds. .

Large haddocks are in roe, from the middle of November to the end of January; but, in the succeed-ing three months, they are said to be out of season. In the month of May they recover their flavour, and continue to improve till January, when they are in the greatest perfection.

These fish grow to a considerable size, weighing sometimes 14 lb. ; but in such case their flesh is coarse, and not proper for the table: hence those of an inferior bulk are more esteemed when their weight does not exceed 2 or 3 pounds.