Atlantic cod

noun

Definition of Atlantic cod

: cod entry 3 sense 1a Despite all the fishing, the collapse of the Atlantic cod, renowned for its rapid growth and reproduction, still took many fishermen and regulators by surprise.— Scott Allen, Boston Globe, 19 Dec. 1994

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First Known Use of Atlantic cod

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Atlantic cod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atlantic%20cod. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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