flake
1) an outdoor platform or rack for drying fish, often of spruce boughs on a framework of poles in North America. The boughs stopped the fish from being "burned" by the wooden frame or longers. Some fish were laid directly on beach rocks, a bawn. See also hand flake
2) commercial name for dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in Britain; used as more appetising than the real name. Also used in Australia for several small shark species used in fish and chips such as the gummy shark, Mustelus antarcticus
3) a dried food for aquarium fishes of various composition and designed for a wide variety of aquarium species or specific feeding types of fish. See also TetraMin
4) commercially, a mixture of particles of fish in which the muscle structure is retained
5) one of a series of myomeres (q.v.) that separate when cooked
6) cooked haddock or cod flesh broken up into flakes and then canned

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Flake — may refer to:In food preparation: * Fish flake, a platform for drying cod * Flake (fish), an Australian term for edible flesh of one of several species of shark * Flake (chocolate), a chocolate barIn science: * Lithic flake, a fragment of stone… …   Wikipedia

  • Flake — (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flakna to flake off, split, flagna to flake off, Sw. flaga flaw, flake, flake plate, Dan. flage snowflake. Cf. {Flag} a flat stone.] 1. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flake — Flake, eine Variante von Flacke, ist der Familienname von Floyd H. Flake (Floyd Harold Flake, * 1945), US amerikanischer Politiker, methodistischer Geistlicher Jeff Flake (* 1962), US amerikanischer Politiker Otto Flake (1880–1963), deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flake — flake1 [flāk] n. [ME < Scand, as in Norw flak, ice floe, ON flakna, to flake off < IE * plāg, flat < base * plā > PLAIN1] 1. a small, thin mass [a flake of snow] 2. a thin piece or layer split off or peeled off from anything; chip ☆ 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Flake — Flake, n. [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st {Fake}.] A flat layer, or fake, of a coiled cable. Flake after flake ran out of the tubs, until we were compelled to hand the end of our line to the second mate. F. T. Bullen. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • flake — flake; flake·less; flake·let; …   English syllables

  • flake — Ⅰ. flake [1] ► NOUN 1) a small, flat, very thin piece of something. 2) N. Amer. informal a crazy or eccentric person. ► VERB 1) come away from a surface in flakes. 2) split into flakes …   English terms dictionary

  • Flake — (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flaki, fleki, Dan. flage, D. vlaak.] 1. A paling; a hurdle. [prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flake — Flake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flaking}.] To form into flakes. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flake — Flake, v. i. To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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