Definition of Merluccius

1. Noun. Hakes.

Exact synonyms: Genus Merluccius
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Gadidae, Gadidae

Lexicographical Neighbors of Merluccius

Merkel's corpuscle
Merkel's filtrum ventriculi
Merkel's fossa
Merkel's muscle
Merkel's tactile cell
Merkel's tactile disk
Merkel cell tumour
Merlangus merlangus
Merluccius (current term)
Merluccius bilinearis
Merovingian dynasty
Merrifield knife

Literary usage of Merluccius

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1862)
"Merluccius, sp., Cuc. Reyne Anim. Body elongate, covered with very small scales. ... Merluccius vulgaris. Hake. "Ovos, Aristot. viii. c. 15, ix. c. ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"They all inhabit the Atlantic, and live in large troops.(2) Merluccius, Cuv. But two dorsal fins and a single anal; the cirri deficient as in Mer- langus. ..."

3. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"Merluccius merluccius, the hake or stock-fish, is common in Europe; Merluccius bilinearis, the silver hake, is common in New England, Merluccius pro- ductus ..."

4. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1911)
"The common European hake is the species Merluccius merluccius. The hake which is found mostly in American waters is Merluccius ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The European hake (Merluccius merluccius) is common on all the coasts of Europe, and though its flesh is coarse and flaky, is extensively utilized by ..."

6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"This species, however, as is at once evident from the description, has no relation with Merluccius more than a large proportion of other fishes, ..."

7. The Fisheries Exhibition Literature (1884)
"GENUS Merluccius.—Body elongated ; two dorsal fins, the first short, the second long, an interspace ... Merluccius vulgaris.—Cuv. R. Anim. Jenyns' Man. p. ..."

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