bacalhau

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Portuguese[edit]

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bacalhaus

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. If the element *bac- is a metathesis of *kab- (compare French cabillaud and German Kabeljau from Dutch kabeljauw), then the original form of the word could have been *cabalhau, maybe meaning "large-headed fish".

Cognate to Italian baccalà, Spanish bacalao.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bacalhau m (plural bacalhaus)

  1. cod, especially salt cod