Origin of bacalaofrom Spanish bacalao, bacallao or Portuguese bacalhau
Codfish, usually dried and salted.
Origin of bacalaoSpanish bacalao Portuguese bacalhau both from Basque bakailao probably from alteration of Old French cabillau from Gascon cabelh head ( in reference to the cod's large head ) from Latin capitulum diminutive of caput head ; see chapter .
- Alternative spelling of bacalhau.
From Spanish bacalao