Atlantic cod


Definition of Atlantic cod

  1. :  3cod 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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