- Alternative spelling of
- 2003 September 5, A. LaBan, “Rooms With a View”, in Chicago Reader:
- House specialties also include a spicy, salty bacalao, pollack stew in a red or white sauce […] .
From Dutch bakaliaw, Old Dutch bakeljauw, kabeljauw, of uncertain origin. Possibly from Latin baculum (“stick, staff”), referring to the way cod were split and dried on wooden sticks. Or, possibly borrowed or influenced by Basque bakailao, which could be related to the Dutch word.
bacalao m (plural bacalaos)
- dried and salted cod
- Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN