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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

BAGGET, BAGGIT, BAGGOT, n.1 A name given to the coal-fish, or Gadus carbonarius.Sc. [e. coast] 1903 G. Sim Vertebrate Fauna of “Dee” 238:
Gadus virens, Linn. Coal Fish . . . “Baggot.” This species is caught in great numbers, but is not considered of high quality. They are usually split, salted, and dried.
Bnff. 1900 J. A. Harvie-Brown in Bnffsh. Jnl. (5 June) 8:
Upon landing the “baggit” showed four or five big, full, ripe, orange ova, the size of buckshot.
Mearns 1853 Stonehaven Jnl. (24 May) 2/6:
Wilks, dulse, tangles, and among the finny tribe the bagget . . . were eagerly sought after.

[See Bag, n.3; cf. also Baggie, n.1, Baggie n.2, and Baggit, ppl.adj.]

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