From Middle Dutch schelvisch, from Old Dutch scelvisc. Analyzable as schel (“peel”) + vis (“fish”), the former being a dated variant of schil. The name is due either to the relatively large scales or to the layered meat of the fish. Compare German Schellfisch.
- The marine fish species Melanogrammus aeglefinus (haddock).
- The fish species Sebastes norvegicus (rosefish, redfish, bergylt, Norway haddock)